CPEN review course March 2022
As a national certification, the CPEN exam will cover topics and situations that our nurses would not encounter due to geographic constraints. This course will enhance our nurses' knowledge in caring for a variety of conditions that can be seen in a Pediatric Emergency Department.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Define the process for taking and renewing the CPEN exam
- Identify sick, sicker, sickest using the pediatric assessment triangle
- Describe anatomical differences of a pediatric airway
- Identify 2 signs of sepsis in neonates
- Define specific factors for the management of pediatric population in disasters
- Calculate the percentage of total body surface area burned in pediatric patients using the "rule of nines"
- Identify signs and symptoms associated with toxin ingestions
- Differentiate epidural and subdural head bleeds
- Define and differentiate cardiac arrhythmias
- Identify two signs of increased ICP
Kristen Sandridge RN
Molly Gibson RN
Heather Kennedy RN
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.75 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 5.75 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 5.75 Attendance