Certification Review Includes

  • Pediatric Triage

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with information about various complaints that children present with in the emergency room, and nursing interventions that can be completed in triage. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Differentiate the 5 triage acuity levels
      • List 3 common chief complaints that present to the emergency room
      • List 3 nursing interventions that can be completed in triage
      • Name 1 airborne disease and 1 droplet disease that requires isolation
      • Discuss the triage nurse’s role in a patient exposed to chemical/biological substances
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Assessment

    1. The goal of this module is to provide information that can assist the pediatric emergency department nurse to recognize physical/developmental abnormalities and family/cultural differences and incorporate each into care for positive patient/family outcomes. On completion of this module, the learn will be able to:
      • Define family-centered care
      • List 3 communication techniques for each age group
      • Differentiate between primary and secondary survey
      • List 3 interventions for a family in crisis
      • Discuss incorporating culture into nursing care
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Technical Skills In Pediatric Emergency Nursing

    1. The goal of this module is to provide information about technical skills for the pediatric emergency department nurse. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Define 4 technical skills
      • List nursing priorities for each skill
      • Discuss the outcomes for nursing interventions in at least 3 skills
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Upper Respiratory Tract Conditions

    1. The goal is to inform nurses about the pathophysiology, presentation and management of pediatric upper respiratory conditions. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • List 3 reasons children are more at risk for upper airway compromise
      • Compare symptoms and complications in at least 3 upper respiratory conditions
      • Discuss peritonsillar and retropharyngeal abscesses and the effects on the upper airway
      • Identify the symptoms and nursing care of anaphylaxis
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Lower Respiratory Tract Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with a review of lower respiratory tract anatomy and lower respiratory tract conditions and infections, including pathophysiology, symptoms and management options. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • List 2 reasons why children are more at risk for respiratory distress than adults
      • Name a noninfectious respiratory condition and discuss 2 symptoms
      • Differentiate between 3 lower respiratory infections
      • Discuss the rationale for droplet isolation
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to review normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system and apply it toward understanding pediatric cardiac abnormalities and rational for emergency treatment. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Discuss normal conduction and blood flow of the heart
      • Name and define at least 2 congenital heart defects
      • Describe 1 treatment for SVT
      • List 2 nursing interventions for a patient in shock
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Neurological Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to review anatomy and physiology of the nervous system to apply toward recognizing and managing abnormalities in the pediatric patient. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Differentiate between the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system
      • Describe 3 congenital neurological disorders and their impact on a child’s life
      • Explain the different types of seizures
      • Summarize nursing care for bacterial meningitis and headache
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Gastrointestinal Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with a review of gastrointestinal disorders/conditions that present to the emergency department. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the GI system
      • Define 2 to 3 congenital GI disorders
      • Discuss 3 differences between acquired GI conditions
      • List 3 complications of childhood obesity
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Genitourinary Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with a review of pathophysiology, signs & symptoms and treatment of pediatric genitourinary (GU) complaints commonly seen in the Emergency Department. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Differentiate the pathophysiology of 3 to 4 congenital renal disorders
      • Discuss 3 nursing interventions for each GU disorder
      • Name then list 4 signs and symptoms of a GU emergency
      • Define 2 non-acute male GU disorders and 2 acute disorders
      • Define 2 female GU disorders 
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Emergent Neonatal Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with information about emergent neonatal conditions and management in the emergency department. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Describe the nurse’s role in a newborn delivery in the ED
      • Choose 3 neonatal ED complaints and explain the nursing care for each
      • Define inborn errors of metabolism and how it impacts care in the ED
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Environmental and Toxicological Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with information about potential environmental hazards and treatment for pediatric patients. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • List the most common pediatric ingestions and name at least 3 symptoms of each
      • Discuss Factitious Disorder By Proxy
      • Differentiate between the frostbite levels on the skin
      • Provide nursing interventions for heat illness
      • Differentiate between the various bug bites/stings and list nursing interventions
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Medical Surgical Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with information about the presentation and management of common medical and surgical conditions frequently seen in the pediatric emergency care setting. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Define 2 hematology emergencies and nursing interventions for each
      • Define 2 oncology emergencies and nursing interventions for each
      • Describe at least 2 musculoskeletal disorders
      • Discuss ED nursing interventions for ectopic pregnancy, and tonsillectomy complications
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Trauma Emergencies

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with information about effectively caring for the pediatric trauma patient. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • List 5 common injuries that occur in pediatrics
      • Name 3 signs and symptoms of spinal cord injury, chest injury, abdominal injury, and musculoskeletal injury
      • Define the process of near drowning
      • Explain the indications and procedure for rapid sequence intubation (RSI)
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Behavioral and Psychological Emergencies

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with information about behavioral emergencies, psychiatric emergencies and substance abuse emergencies. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • List 3 symptoms of 2 psychiatric disorders
      • Name 2 medical causes for aggression
      • Discuss 2 nursing interventions to de-escalate an aggressive child
      • List 4 signs and symptoms of drug overdose
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Abuse in Children

    1. The goal of this module is to inform nurses about various kinds of child abuse and its implications in the emergency room. This includes physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • List the 4 types of child abuse/maltreatment
      • Explain the implications of abuse for future growth
      • List 2 interventions that can promote patient psychological well-being in the emergency room
      • Describe the process for evidence collection in the emergency room
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Legal and Professional Issues in Pediatric Emergency Nursing

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the nurse with information about legal aspects of pediatric nursing care and implications for the patients and emergency room staff. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Explain the process of informed consent
      • Discuss elopement and leaving AMA
      • List 3 laws of HIPAA and 3 laws of EMTALA
      • Discuss at least 3 reasons for disclosing patient information
      • Name the steps to emergency preparedness
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Managing Fluids and Electrolytes

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about the pathophysiology, signs & symptoms and treatment of pediatric electrolyte and fluid imbalances. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Explain the role of at least 2 electrolytes found in the body
      • List 2 nursing interventions for DKA
      • Differentiate between the 3 types of IV fluids
      • List 3 signs of severe dehydration
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to assist the learner in successfully passing the CPEN® national certification exam. Study various forms of child abuse, pediatric assessment and triage, pediatric respiratory and medical surgical conditions, and behavioral and psychological emergencies that can have a long-lasting impact on infants and children. After studying the information presented, you will be able to discuss:

  • Four types of child abuse and maltreatment
  • Pediatric assessment techniques
  • Emergent neonatal conditions
  • Cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions
  • Pediatric trauma emergencies
  • Technical skills in pediatric emergency nursing

 

After completing the course, you will be more prepared for the pediatric emergency nursing certification exam. These courses are created by leading subject matter experts (SMEs) in each field and are based on the current exam content outlines published by the examining boards for each specialty.

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