Pediatric Emergency Care SIG - NAPNAP

Pediatric Emergency Care SIG

The Pediatric Emergency Care Special Interest Group (PEC SIG) is one of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners’ more recent special interest groups. Its purpose is to provide members with a national forum to explore and discuss current issues and unique challenges faced by nurse practitioners working in pediatric emergency departments and urgent care centers across the country. The PEC SIG will establish a cohesive environment to identify common goals and ultimately create solutions for our evolving education, practice and legislative responsibilities. 

Pediatric emergency care is a specialty that is drawing on an increasing number of pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) to deliver high quality, efficient and effective care. Across the nation, it has been demonstrated that PNPs are vital team members in both emergency departments and urgent care centers. The Pediatric Emergency Care SIG provides an opportunity to share our expertise and explore current and future issues from a national perspective. 


  • Provide a forum for NPs with interest in Emergent /Urgent Care Practice to share best practices, query colleagues, educate and set standards.
  • Post links to relevant free CME opportunities, including highlighting PEC SIG sponsored activities.
  • Continue quarterly newsletter with educational materials on latest practices and topics of interest, reminders about upcoming events, and highlights/accomplishments of the SIG and SIG members. Newsletter will be distributed via PEC SIG Discussion Board and posted on SIG microsite.
  • Complete series of Emergent/Urgent Care focused podcasts, FocusED as part of the TeamPeds Talks series. Promote podcast series with SIG members by sending promotional materials via PEC SIG discussion board and mail distribution lists.
  • Participate in advocacy relating to Pediatric Emergency Care as the opportunity arises.
    1.) Finalize work on Gun Violence Prevention Position Statement.
    2.) Continue work with ENA APRN Stakeholders workgroup to develop and refine the scope of practice of the ED APRN in relation to LACE model, especially as relates to inclusiveness of pediatric practices.
  • Continue to submit Pediatric Emergency Care related questions for PNCB Primary Care certification exam to ensure adequate recognition and understanding of emergency-related topics.
  • Provide hands-on instruction in basic and advanced suturing technique at NAPNAP Fall Symposium for Primary Care colleagues.
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