In the United States, trauma remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in people less than 44 years of age. Caring for trauma patients requires knowledge, skill and a comprehensive, coordinated approach to provide the best possible outcome. This course is an essential educational component for nurses who are actively involved in caring for the trauma patient.
Trauma is the leading cause of death in children; however, acute illnesses are also responsible for childhood deaths. Understanding normal child development and recognizing the subtle changes in the pediatric population is essential to restore health and well being. The ENPC combines nursing assessment and intervention skills to facilitate care for the acutely ill or injured child.
Injuries continue to be the leading cause of death and disability in the United States which results in hospitalizations, long rehabilitation and enormous health care costs. Many of the injuries are avoidable by using appropriate safety precautions. The Emergency Nurses Association provides links to a multitude of programs geared to both unintentional and intentional injuries.
The National ENA has many resources for turnkey injury prevention programs listed on their website.
Do you have a child who is 11 – 17 years of age, who enjoys other children and would like to begin babysitting? The Safety Whys course does just that! This 7 hour program focuses on the child’s actions, logical consequences and interventions necessary to keep the child safe. Students will increase confidence during role play throughout the day’s activities and will be better prepared as a caretaker.