The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC – 6th Edition) 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
2024 Course Dates
April 24-25 – (For military personnel only)
ENA Members: $340
Non-ENA Members: $365
Registration and Payment
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.
There are three ways to pay.
- Option 1: Pay by credit card
- An invoice will be sent to you to securely pay using PayPal. Once payment has been received, the book will be mailed to the address provided.
- Option 2: Pay by check or money order
- Make payable to San Antonio ENA/ENPC and mail to: Diane Walcutt – 522 County Road 329, Floresville, TX 78114-3327. Once payment is received, the book will be mailed to the address provided.
- Option 3: Your institution is paying for the class
- If your institution is paying for class, include the point of contact information who will send the check in the Your Message area of the registration form. Once payment has been received, the book will be mailed to the address provided.
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.
- Clinical & Professional Education (CaPE) – 8109 Fredericksburg Rd, 2nd floor, Endeavor Classroom, San Antonio, 78229
- April 24-25 event only – BAMC, 3551 Roger Brooke Dr, Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234
Diane Walcutt – firstname.lastname@example.org – (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.