ENA developed the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) after recognizing the need for course in pediatric emergency nursing. ENPC was developed to educate nurses on caring for acutely ill and injured children. The course teaches participants to recognize the ill or injured child and identify significant, yet subtle changes in the less acute child. Additionally the course teaches all aspects of pediatric emergency nursing, including, but not limited to pediatric trauma or resuscitation. Triage categorization and prevention strategies are included in the course content. The ENPC (provider) course is a 16-hour course designed to provide core-level knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency setting. ENPC may officially be attended by registered nurses.
ENPC (Provider) Course Content
- The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
- From the Start-Dealing with Children
- Initial Assessment
- Triaging the Pediatric Patient
- Respiratory Distress and Failure
- Vascular Access
- Rhythm Disturbances
- Medication Administration
- Pediatric Trauma
- Pediatric Pain Assessment
- Child Maltreatment
- The Neonate
- Childhood Illness
- Children with Special Health Care Needs
- Procedural Preparation and Sedation
- Psychiatric Emergencies
- Crisis Intervention
- Stabilization and Transport
- Management of the Ill or Injured Pediatric
- Pediatric Clinical Interventions
Successful completion of the course includes scoring 80% or greater on the multiple choice examination and demonstrating all critical steps and 70% of the total points in the evaluated skill stations.
Verification will be issued from ENA upon successful completion of the evaluated psychomotor skill station and the multiple choice examination. Expiration of verification will occur four years from the last day of the month in which the card was issued.
Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours
All participants are eligible to receive contact hours. The awarding of contact hours is based on hours attended, regardless of evaluation outcomes.
2010 Course Dates
- September 17
- September 24
To register for this course or for more information, contact Lisa-Kay Clarke.
$185 for non-Dayton Children's staff
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