Course Description

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. 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.

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.

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

Course Fee

ENA Members: $270
Non-ENA Members: $295


Registration

STEP 1 – Complete the registration form on this page. Registration is limited and there will be no on-site registration due to the online material which must completed prior to the course. Registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

STEP 2 – Mail your payment to:
Diane Walcutt
522 County Road 329, Floresville, TX 78114-3327
Make your check payable to: ENA, San Antonio Chapter, ENPC

Receipt of payment confirms your place in the course. Once your registration and fee is received, you will receive an e-mail with confirmation and instructions about accessing the pre-course modules. Registration ends 4 weeks before the first day of the course. Since room temperature varies, please bring a sweater or light jacket.


Location

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital – 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78258
Park anywhere in front of the hospital at no charge.


Contact Information

Diane Walcutt – dianewalcutt@yahoo.com – (210) 387-7236


*The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.

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