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 4th Edition 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.
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
ENPC Course Content
The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
From the Start, Dealing with Children
Pediatric Pain Assessment and Management
Children with Special Health Care Needs
Pain, Environmental Emergencies, Toxicology, and Stabilization and Transport lectures should be reviewed by the student prior to attending class and are included in pre-course documents emailed upon confirmation of registration. This information is mandatory and content is tested material. There will be an opportunity to answer any questions related to study material during the course.
Management of the Ill or Injured Pediatric Patient
Pediatric Clinical Interventions
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 station. Participants have the ability to repeat the written examination or a psychomotor skill station if needed.
Verification will be issued from ENA with successful completion of the course. Verification remains current for four years.
All participants are eligible to receive Contact Hours. The awarding of Contact Hours is based on hours attended, regardless of evaluation outcomes.