Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course
While trauma is the leading cause of death in children, acute illness is also a source of unnecessary pediatric death. Emergency care visits by infants, children and adolescents account for more than 31 million emergency department visits each year. In the United States, it is estimated that one pediatric patient per second seeks emergency care, and the majority of these pediatric patients are seen in general emergency departments. In many instances, preventable pediatric deaths are the result of delayed recognition and treatment by emergency department personnel where proper intervention may have prevented these outcomes.
ENPC is designed to help you gain core-level pediatric knowledge and the skills to positively affect pediatric patient outcomes in the emergency setting.
• Use of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle for prioritization of care
• Developmental and cultural considerations
• Pain assessment and management
• Techniques for interacting with the child and family
• Meets 12 of the 13 clinical and professional competencies as specified in the Joint Policy Statement – Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department Appendix*
• Evidence-based information for nurses providing emergency pediatric care
• Offers a four year verification of your knowledge and skills upon successful completion
• Opportunity to earn 15.58 contact hours
• RN, APRN-NP, PA
Course dates and registration