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Oct 2018
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Venue

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center - Mission Hills North Carolina Website
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Overview

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant in successfully obtaining CEN® certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN® Exam. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards emergency nursing certification.

Why Be Certified
Successfully completing the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) Exam is a challenge that has been completed by only a minority of emergency nurses. Successful completion of this exam exhibits to others that the bearer has demonstrated a knowledge base in the specialty of emergency nursing that exceeds his or her peers.

Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss priorities of the primary and secondary assessment of patients in presenting to the emergency department.
  • Describe basic principles of disaster management.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of patient or family education in a clinical scenario.
  • Discuss the basic principles of safe interfacility transfer.
  • Describe anticipated assessment findings of patients with selected respiratory, medical, cardiovascular, neurologic, toxicologic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary emergencies.
  • Plan and prioritize interventions of patients with selected respiratory, medical, cardiovascular, neurologic, toxicologic, orthopedic, psychiatric or gastrointestinal emergencies.
  • Select appropriate triage categories for patients in clinical scenarios.
  • Differentiate cardiogenic, hypovolemic and distributive shock with regards to assessment and management.

Keynote Speakers

Melissa Weir

MS, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CNE

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With an MS with specialization in Community Health Nursing and Nursing Education, Melissa has been an ER Nurse since 1990, teaching in the clinical setting since 1992 and on a nursing faculty since 2003. Her background includes Home Health and Pediatric Med-Surg Nursing. Her area of professional concentration is nursing education—both clinical continuing education and academia, along with clinical expertise in Trauma and Pediatric Emergency Nursing. She is the Clinical Practice and Education Specialist in a pediatric emergency facility and is on the faculty of an RN Associate Degree Program at a local school of nursing. Melissa teaches PALS, ACLS, ENPC, TNCC and has facilitated CATN. She developed both a Pediatric Emergency Nursing Intern program and a New Graduate Pediatric Emergency Nurse Intern program. Melissa has coordinated the CEN® Review course in the Tidewater area since 1998. Melissa enjoys the challenges of various learning environments, finding creative and entertaining ways to interact with and inspire adult learners in the clinical setting, at the bedside, in the classroom and at seminars. She shares knowledge in a manner that is fun and stimulating, making it easy to receive and retrieve.

 

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