Emergency Nursing Pediatrics Course (ENPC)This course is designed to strengthen your pediatric emergency nursing skills!
The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) is a nationally standardized course designed to provide the learner with pediatric emergency nursing knowledge and psychomotor skill experience. The content is presented through lecture material, an accompanying slide presentation, and dedicated time for learning and practicing psychomotor skill stations. All RN participants receive Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) upon completion of the course. After successfully completing the course, participants receive a verification card which is valid for four years. There is also an instructor level of the ENPC course to mentor instructors to be able to disseminate the course.
Did You Know That . . .
Trauma is the leading cause of death from infancy to adulthood, accounting for nearly 40% of all pediatric deaths. While only 5% of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits represent true life-threatening medical or surgical emergencies, acute illness still remains a dominant source of unnecessary pediatric deaths. In many instances, these preventable pediatric deaths are the result of delayed recognition and treatment by emergency department personnel. Proper intervention by educated emergency care professionals may have prevented such deaths and disabilities.
Consider These Facts
In spite of national pediatric trauma statistics, there are a limited number of EDs throughout the country that have specialized pediatric centers. Nurses working in today's EDs must strengthen their pediatric emergency nursing skills in order to meet the needs of this diverse population and provide quality nursing care.
What this course teaches:
- Describe life threatening illnesses and injuries in children
- Identify anatomic and physiologic differences in children
- Describe the assessment process for pediatric patients
- Describe the required interventions and the process to evaluate the effectiveness
- Identify the health promotion strategies in the pediatric population