2018 Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) information and registration

Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course

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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 five percent 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.

Do you have the required knowledge. . .
As a nurse treating pediatric patients, you must have the knowledge and skills to positively affect patient outcomes. Could you answer the following questions:

  • What is the child’s average stroke volume?
  • What is the appropriate method to obtain a comprehensive history from a child who is suspected of being maltreated?
  • What is the appropriate treatment for tricyclic antidepressant overdose?
  • What is the significance of petechia or purpura in the child?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia in the neonate?

Why a course in Pediatric Emergency Nursing?

Recognizing the need for a course in pediatric emergency nursing, the Emergency Nurses Association developed the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC). Designed with the belief that knowledge and preparation are the core of any discipline, ENPC was developed to educate nurses on caring for acutely ill and injured children. The course teaches participants to recognize the ill or injured child and identify significant, yet subtle changes in the less acute child. Additionally, the course teaches all aspects of pediatric emergency nursing, including, but not limited to pediatric trauma or resuscitation. The ultimate goal of the course is to improve the care of the pediatric patient by increasing the knowledge, skill, and confidence of emergency nurses.

ENPC is the first course of it’s kind offered on an international level, and is the only pediatric emergency nursing course written by pediatric nurse experts. It is also the only course that carries the endorsement of a major nursing specialty organization with the purpose of providing a consistent and standardized knowledge base and approach among nurses caring for the pediatric patient.

About the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course. . .

ENPC is a 16-hour course designed to provide core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency setting. The course presents a systematic assessment model, integrates the associated anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and identifies appropriate interventions. Triage categorization and prevention strategies are included in the course content. ENPC is taught using a variety of formats, including lectures, videotapes and includes skill stations that encourage participants to integrate their psychomotor abilities into a patient situation in a risk-free setting.

ENA’s Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course provides participants the opportunity to strengthen and develop their pediatric emergency nursing skills while expanding their personal growth by collaborating with nurses from a variety of practice settings. ENPC brings together participants from various emergency department settings as well as nurses working in other specialties of nursing.

Course Highlights
Highlights of the ENPC include:

  • Performing a systematic triage assessment
  • Completing a observational or across the room assessment
  • Identifying subtle changes that indicate a worsening condition
  • Helpful hints and tricks for pediatric care
  • Cultural considerations in pediatric care
  • Pain management in children
  • Techniques for interacting with the child and family
  • And more…

ENPC Course Content

  • The Pediatric Patient
  • Initial Assessment and Triage
  • Respiratory Distress and Failure
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Toxicologic Emergencies
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Crisis Intervention
  • The Neonate
  • Stabilization and Transport

Skill Stations

  • Pediatric Considerations: Respiratory Interventions, Vascular Access, Pain Management
    and Medication Administration and Positioning and Immobilization Techniques
  • Pediatric Multiple Trauma
  • Pediatric Resuscitation

Evaluation Methods
Successful completion of the course includes scoring a minimum of 80% on the 50 item multiple choice examination and demonstrating all critical steps and 70% of the total points in the evaluated skill stations. Participants have the ability to repeat the written examination or a psychomotor skill station if needed.

ENPC Verification
Verification will be issued from ENA with successful completion of the course. Verification remains current for four years.

Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs)
All participants are eligible to receive CECHs. The awarding of CECH is based on hours attendance, regardless of evaluation outcomes.

To register please contact Tiffiny directly for registration and payment: reg on line is not available at this time

To register using a paper form : see AZENA newsletter    “vital signs”

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course payment is required prior to confirmation and  providing study materials  registration is due 45 days prior to course

2018 ENPC Class Schedules

Course Contact : Tiffiny Strever      tstreverrn@gmail.com

 course dates                       Arizona Location                        

January 20-21                     Flagstaff   Completed

February 10-11                    Chandler  Completed

March     10-11                     Flagstaff  closed course

April 28-29                           Tucson

May 12-13                            Phoenix Children’s Hosp (updated dates!)

July 21-22                            Honor Health Cowden Center in Phoenix

August 4-5                           Safford

August 25-26                      Tucson

September 15-16                Phoenix Children’s
October 13-14                    Honor Health Shea  Brady Conf Center (Scottsdale)

***  resource materials and pre-review courses required up to 30 days prior to dates.

Recent Posts

MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY ARIZONA DELEGATE APPLICATION due June 2nd

The Arizona Emergency Nurses Association (AZ ENA) invites its active members to apply as delegates for the fall General Assembly at Emergency Nursing 2018 Conference. Serving as a delegate is a wonderful way to be involved in global emergency nursing issues and to network with emergency nurses from around the world. AZ ENA Delegates are selected based on meeting attendance as well as local, state, and national involvement. ENA Delegates are allocated from National ENA based on the overall membership numbers per state. National ENA determines this number annually.  It is easy to apply.  DEADLINE is June 2nd to Lori at secretary@azena.org

GENERAL ASSEMBLY DELEGATE APPLICATION 2018

CONTACT SECRETARY@azena.org if any questions.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY DELEGATE APPLICATION 2018

The Arizona Emergency Nurses Association (AZ ENA) invites its active members to apply as delegates for the fall General Assembly at Emergency Nursing 2018 Conference. Serving as a delegate is a wonderful way to be involved in global emergency nursing issues and to network with emergency nurses from around the world. AZ ENA Delegates are selected based on meeting attendance as well as local, state, and national involvement. ENA Delegates are allocated from National ENA based on the overall membership numbers per state. National ENA determines this number annually. AZ ENA, with our current two-tiered state structure sends the president, secretary/treasurer and past president or president-elect as automatic delegates. A basic criterion for those wishing to be considered follows: You must be a member of ENA for at least one year starting from the time you attend your first state meeting. You must attend at least 50% of the AZ ENA State meetings, one of which must be physical attendance beginning with the second quarter of previous year through the first quarter of the current year (i.e. March 2017 to January 2018). You must be a “member in good standing” which means that you meet the above stated requirements. Committee involvement points are awarded if you are current with all reports & financials at the state level. Points are then awarded for participation and certification. The members with the highest point totals are then offered an AZ ENA Delegate position. Once selected as a delegate there are additional requirements to serve.  AZ ENA STATE MEETING ATTENDANCE: (Attendance verified by State Secretary)  To qualify/be considered completed forms must be submitted to:

Lori Vandersloot, AZENA Secretary. Forms may be e-mailed to secretary@azena.org or mailed to:

4187 W. 5th Pl., Yuma, AZ 85364 by June 2, 2018 so that attendance/points, etc. may be verified prior to

June 11, 2018. Delegates will be notified once AZENA receives the number of delegates we may send to General Assembly from National ENA. This is usually the second/third week in June. AZENA financial support of delegates is a stipend to assist in covering costs of travel and meals.

 

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