McGill University & The Montreal Children’s Hospital provide emergency medicine nursing course

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Montreal June 29, 2011 – Pediatric emergency care nurses in Quebec and across Canada now have access to course materials in French, thanks to a joint initiative between the McGill University Department of Translation and Written Communication and The Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
The project oversaw the translation from English to French of the Emergency Nursing Pediatrics Course (ENPC) created by the U.S. Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). Certified nurses at The Montreal Children’s Hospital use this publication and course material to train nurses and nurse instructors in pediatric emergency care. To date, more than 250 nurses from all across Québec have followed and completed this course.  
“I congratulate McGill and the MCH for their ambition and success,” says Johanne C. Desrochers, Associate Director of the Outreach Program. “This project focuses on the real recipients – the children. They are the ones who will benefit the most from the enhanced nursing care provided by this course.”
Collaboration – the secret to success
The translation involved a close collaboration between McGill’s Department of Translation and Written Communication in the School of Continuing Studies, the MCH’s Emergency Department nurses and the MCH Pediatric Community Outreach Program. Student interns completed the translation and nurses edited the text.
“The French translation of the Emergency Nursing Pediatrics Course is an example of an excellent partnership, where the whole is more than the sum of its parts,” says James Archibald, Director of the Department of Translation and Written Communication at McGill University. “We enjoy our partnerships with like-minded institutions such as the MCH and the Emergency Nurses Association, where visions become reality.”
About the Emergency Pediatrics Course (PNPC)
The Emergency Nursing Pediatrics Course (ENPC) is a U.S.-based program of the Emergency Nurses Association that presents core-level knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the care of children from birth through adolescence. The ENPC was designed by nurses to sharpen technical skills and to provide a foundation for future learning.
Awards given
Denise Kudirka, a MCH Emergency Department Nurse and Claire Thibault, Senior Advisor, Pediatric Community Outreach are recipients of awards of merit from the National Emergency Nurses Affiliation for their contribution to the translation effort.


Media contacts:

Elana Trager
Senior Marketing and Communications Advisor

of Continuing Studies(514) 398-2668

Lisa Dutton

Manager, MCH Public Relations and Communications