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by karlenepatrick karlenepatrick (New) New

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Hey all.. i am a new grad still on orientation... my er is having us take enpc.. any hints for the test.. I've been on orientation for 12 weeks, and can honestly say I have had one pedi patient :) so experience is limited. I had several as an EMT, but well we all know being a nurse is a whole new ball game.. thanks!

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txerrn6942 has 20 years experience and specializes in Emergency.

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I am an ENPC instructor, and I know the test will be hard! Read the book, know your PAT (pediatric assessment triangle), and there are mock scenarios in back of book. Remember, we are not there to fail you! Even if you don't pass initially, you will walk away with a better knowledge base of children!

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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No hints.....other than read the book. Pay attention to class. It is worth it! This is probably one of the best certifications out the for application at the bedside. The other is TNCC

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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Great class. The whole idea of enpc is to assess and intervene the kid so as not to need your pals skills.

Respiratory, respiratory, respiratory.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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respiratory, fluid, respiratory....:up:

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I took it a month or so ago as an L&D nurse looking for an ER position- and it wasn't too bad. Read the book, know the algorithm and make sure you can talk yourself through the "why" of what you're doing.

Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs! :)

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Jn3nurs has 10 years experience.

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I am an ENPC instructor, and I know the test will be hard! Read the book, know your PAT (pediatric assessment triangle), and there are mock scenarios in back of book. Remember, we are not there to fail you! Even if you don't pass initially, you will walk away with a better knowledge base of children!

How many months in-advance should students be studying before taking the actual course?

Can students buy the book before registering for the course?

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turnforthenurse has 7 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in ER, progressive care.

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Is it becoming the norm that ERs are now preferring ENPC over PALS? I haven't taken ENPC yet but it seems like a more valuable certification than PALS...

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epijunky specializes in Emergency & Trauma.

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In my ER, ENPC is currently optional. TNCC & PALS are required, and ACLS and BLS of course. TNCC is required after 6 months of working in the ED. I am about to take my ENPC and was informed by the instructor that there is a 50% fail rate nation-wide. Ahh! She recommends starting to study at least 1 month in advance. The class is around ~$300 including the book. We are lucky enough to be able to take it at our facility and are getting education pay while taking it. Since the class is optional, we are responsible for paying for it ourselves. However, there is talk of a fifty cent/hour raise for those that do obtain the certification (TNCC cert is also fifty cents/hour extra). I am looking forward to the class and hoping it turns out to be as applicable as TNCC is!

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The good news is that everything you learn in ENPC will help you in TNCC. ENPC is a great class.

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Jn3nurs has 10 years experience.

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... I am about to take my ENPC and was informed by the instructor that there is a 50% fail rate nation-wide. Ahh! She recommends starting to study at least 1 month in advance. The class is around ~$300 including the book...

50% fail rate nationwide? Wow! Is 1 month enough study time then? 23 chapters and about 400 pages?

Have you started studying already?

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They usually send out the book and pre-test 4-6 weeks before the class. You should use most of that time to study. The class sessions where extremely helpful, in my opinion (of course several of my instructors also co-authored the program). If you've studied properly, the class is like a really good comprehensive review for the exam as well as time to practice skills.

In my class there were only 2 fails out of 24 of us. The triage skill station was tricky, just remember your PAT! The written exam was challenging but not extremely difficult. It really is an awesome course and WAY more useful in clinical practice than PALS.

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