Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies
Many new and seasoned emergency room nurses may not have adequate experience with pediatric emergencies, or substantial self-efficacy in the care they provide to this vulnerable population. A clinical learning experience (CLE) on pediatric respiratory emergencies will allow the emergency room nurse to rapidly identify, properly intervene, analyze interventions, and anticipate needs in order to produce best patient outcomes. This CLE will provide exposure to the novice emergency room nurse, as well as improve experienced nurses in areas of clinical competence, leadership, and teamwork (Sage-Rockoff, Ciardiello, & Schubert, 2019). The purpose of this content is to describe a clinical learning experience on pediatric respiratory emergencies that will improve clinical reasoning and readiness of nurses in the emergency room as recommended by the Emergency Nursing Association’s Policy Statement, released in January 2019.
Presenter: Anna Tatro, BSN, RN
Learner Outcome: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to describe physiologic characteristics of the pediatric patient that affect respiratory function, identify the three main categories of the pediatric assessment triangle and recall characteristic of each component, and verbalize airway management intervention.
ANCC Disclosure: The planners and presenters of this course have no conflicts of interest and there was no commercial support of this activity. The course will provide 1.0 contact hour of CNE, upon complete review of course module, successful completion of quiz, and submitting an evaluation. Course expires 3/31/2023.
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The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit No. P0232
The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.