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The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) launched the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, 6th Edition, which features more focused presentation-based teaching to better prepare emergency department nurses for the unique care that children require.
Last updated in 2018, ENA has worked to update the course to offer more applicable knowledge for the clinical setting by taking input from nurses and members on the frontline daily.
“The pediatric nursing process was updated and reevaluated to ensure best practice criteria and better align with the American Heart Association’s resuscitation science and the trauma nursing process taught in the Trauma Nursing Core Course. We’re also happy to announce that two resuscitation scenarios have been added to the course to reinforce PALS content,” says ENA Director of Educational Content Katrina Ceci, MSN, RN, TCRN, CPEN, NPD-BC, CEN.
The 6th Edition features new chapters on The Child with a Rash and The Child with Special Health Care Needs, as well as the reintroduction of a dedicated trauma chapter, The Child with an Injury. The Child in Need of Stabilization includes resuscitation and critically ill presentations. An expanded chapter, Preparing for Pediatric Emergencies, describes quality initiatives and the seven focus areas included in the National Pediatric Readiness Project.
The pre-course work includes elements to make the content more applicable to the learner’s practice area, acknowledging regional variations.
“Pediatrics patients are seen in nearly all emergency departments. It’s imperative we’re all up to date on the latest information in order to best serve that demographic,” said ENA President Terry Foster, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN, FAEN.
More information about ENPC, 6th Edition, can be found on the ENA website at ena.org/ENPC.