Essentials of Neonatal Critical Care Orientation (ENCCO)

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Essentials of Neonatal Critical Care Orientation (ENCCO) is designed to provide foundational nursing education on caring for neonatal patients. The program imparts valuable knowledge and tools needed to care for babies in the newborn nursery and critically ill patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). ENCCO meets your neonatal training needs because:

  • The content is developed in collaboration with clinical content experts and Pediatric Learning Solutions (a division of Children’s Hospital Association) to advance neonatal nursing education. 
  • Rich illustrations, interactive case scenarios and practice activities enhance knowledge transfer and retention.
  • Evidence-based, standardized education is continually reviewed and updated.
  • The courseware easily integrates into a blended learning environment.

Course Overview
ENCCO consists of six modules — totaling 24 courses — providing a broad-based orientation to the care of neonatal patients.

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Course Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Evaluate assessment data and implement a plan of care using evidence-based strategies specific to the neonate.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of common conditions experienced by acutely ill neonatal patients.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care for critically ill neonatal patients.

Pediatric Learning Solutions prepares new and transitioning staff for the complexities of caring for children. A division of Children’s Hospital Association, the program provides evidence-based, engaging online training for onboarding pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and other clinicians. New hires gain required knowledge more quickly through application-focused case scenarios and just-in-time job aids, improving their confidence, quality of care and time to productivity. Content is reviewed on a regular cycle, ensuring current and relevant evidence guides clinician practice.

Accreditation and Disclosures

Children’s Hospital Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Commission on Accreditation.

Successful Completion
Learners must complete the posttest and CE evaluation associated with each lesson to be awarded contact hours.