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Digital Seminar

Module Two: Certified Emergency Nurse CEN®

Sean G. Smith, MSc, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)
6 Hours 35 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jun 13, 2016
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Prepare to pass the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) exam -- the first time!

  • Trauma Management
  • Triage: Strategies to Improve Outcomes
  • Comprehensive Review of Conditions by Body System
  • Professional & Ethical Issues in Emergency Nursing
  • Successful Test-Taking Strategies

This comprehensive CEN exam preparation course offers the latest in information and trends in emergency room nursing. An in-depth review of systems and refresher on current practices will prepare you for success by not just reviewing key points, but also reinforcing them through realistic test questions! The CEN exam prep covers all clinical and professional issues per the current exam blueprint, plus you’ll gain valuable test-taking strategies and tips that are certain to aid in your quest for success on the Certified Emergency Nurse exam!


Join expert speaker and certification coach, Sean G. Smith, RN, BSN, NREMT-P, FP-C, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CFRN, CEN, CPEN, for this dynamic session that will increase not only your emergency nursing knowledge, but also your earning power and employment opportunities.




* Credit Note - ***CE Details Can Be Found Under the First Module



Sean G. Smith, MSc, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)'s Profile

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Sean G. Smith,  MSc, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric), is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced and taught Trauma Care, Tactical Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, both in the military and the civilian world. He holds degrees in nursing and molecular biology, is a graduate of Duke University’s Legal Nurse Consulting program and is currently pursuing a master’s degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications as well as extensive instructor qualifications in critical care and emergency medicine.

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the newly released Resuscitation Crisis Manual. Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems (Yale, Mayo…). He routinely lectures at national/international conferences, has completed 50 + medical missions (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Morocco, Liberia, and Haiti), and provided medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Sean Smith is an independent contractor. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sean Smith is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Day One

Physical preparation

Application process

Question interpretation

Practice questions

Study preparations

Successful test-taking strategies

Cardiovascular and Shock Emergencies


Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Genitourinary, Gynecology, and Obstetrical



Day Two

Maxillofacial & Ocular Emergencies

Neurological Emergencies

Orthopedic and Wound Emergencies

Psychosocial Emergencies

Respiratory Emergencies

Environmental and Toxicology Emergencies

Medical Emergencies and Communicable


Professional Issues




At the completion of this program, you should be able to:

  1. Identify pearls and pitfalls in both preparing for and taking Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) exam.
  2. Develop a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered (didactic/clinical knowledge base concerns).
  3. Analyze key components of a comprehensive review of systems, including diagnosis and treatment of medical and traumatic pathologies per the official exam blueprint.
  4. Apply how the core curriculum components of medical and traumatic pathologies are covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.
  5. Develop a thorough understanding of professional issues facing the emergency nurse, such as ethical dilemmas, withholding, withdrawing, and palliative care, forensic evidence collection, federal regulations (e.g., HIPAA, EMTALA), triage, and disaster management.
  6. Apply how the core curriculum components of emergency nursing professional issues are covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.
  7. Apply the knowledge gained throughout the day in a comprehensive mini-exam, using realistic questions that simulate typical exam items.
  8. State three rapid interventions that can stabilize a patient who is symptomatic with a low blood pressure.
  9. Recognize the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  10. Identify the three most common dysrhythmias using rhythm strip interpretation.
  11. Discuss the three biggest concerns patients recognize at the end of life.
  12. Contrast the difference between hypovolemic shock, septic shock and cardiovascular shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.
  13. Differentiate the differences between a STEMI and NSTEMI.

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists


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