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CPEN Exam Review
Melissa L. Weir
February 22, 2013
Follows Current Exam Blueprint:
CPEN Exam Review (Pediatric)
The pediatric emergency nurse serves on the front lines, advocating and caring for children presenting to the pediatric emergency setting. To function effectively in this role, a nurse must be able to quickly and efficiently assess the patient and family, recognize life-threatening challenges specific to the pediatric population and use critical thinking to effect positive outcomes on the patient and families in his/her care. This course is designed to assist the nurse to meet the challenge by preparing the nurse for the Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Exam. This course serves as a comprehensive, focused review geared towards delivering challenging topics in a manner that is easy to understand and transfer to real world clinical scenarios. The program is based on the detailed content outline as printed in the current CPEN® Handbook.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:
Describe and discuss principles of age specific assessment and triage including across the room assessment, pediatric assessment triangle, and five-tiered triage categories.
Apply principles of growth and development to pediatric patients in an emergency setting.
Recognize signs and symptoms of common respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, medical, musculoskeletal, psychosocial, abdominal, genitourinary, environmental, toxicological, or eye, ear, nose & throat (EENT) emergencies.
Perform various tasks related to care of the pediatric patient presenting with respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, medical, musculoskeletal, abdominal, genitourinary, environmental, toxicological, or eye, ear, nose & throat (EENT) emergencies.
Identify and prioritize appropriate nursing interventions for a pediatric patient with a respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, medical, musculoskeletal, psychosocial, abdominal, genitourinary, environmental, toxicologic, EENT, or trauma emergency.
Identify criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of nursing interventions and ongoing monitoring for a pediatric patient with a respiratory, cardiac, neurological, medical, musculoskeletal, psychosocial, abdominal, genitourinary, environmental, toxicological, EENT, or trauma emergency.
Recognize patterns of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect.
Identify and prioritize nursing interventions including appropriate referrals for victims of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect.
Discuss legal concepts of EMTALA, assent/consent, evidence collection, discharge care/instructions.
Analyze the effectiveness of patient or family education in a clinical scenario.
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