Innovation, Hands-On Learning Highlight ENA’s New ENPC, 5th Edition

October 9, 2018 Education Pediatric
Revised content, enhanced delivery among improvements to emergency pediatric course

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Emergency Nurses Association on Tuesday proudly announced the launch of Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, 5th Edition, which features significantly revised content and enhanced delivery that provides nurses with a hands-on and interactive learning experience.

ENA embarked on a complete overhaul of the emergency pediatric care course beginning in 2016. Based on input from nurses and members, the goal was to not only update the class materials, but to create a more engaging format for nurses that offered more applicable knowledge in the clinical setting.

“Overwhelmingly, that’s been the consistent message: nurses want this course to be more interactive,” said Nicole Williams, MSN, RN-BC, who is director of content development for ENA’s Institute of Emergency Nursing Education. “All the information is still here, it is just packaged differently to improve learner engagement.”

The new educational approach leverages flipped classroom principles in which participants do their reading and online modules ahead of time to allow for two days of intense, hands-on activities. The modules themselves also have been redesigned to include, among other things, 3D models of pediatric skulls, while videos feature nurses and patients talking about specific pediatric emergency cases to offer insights from the front line.

Additionally, the new ENPC edition provides an increased amount of content on key topics ranging from human trafficking and crisis intervention to transgender patients and pediatric trauma.

Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CPEN, FAEN, a past ENA president who led the work team through the revision process, said the ultimate goal for developing so much comprehensive information in ENPC, 5th Edition, was to bolster the confidence of emergency nurses when treating the EDs youngest and, often most delicate, patients.

“It’s OK to be scared to treat a child. We all have something we don’t want to do, but you need to learn the most about what scares you the most,” Brecher said. “Our goal is to make sure every emergency nurse can assess if something is wrong or can go wrong so they can identify a child who is in danger or on their way toward danger, and intervene to get proper care to the child.”

More information about ENPC, 5th Edition, can be found on the ENA website at

About the Emergency Nurses Association

The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at

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