August 2013


 

 

 

TNCC 7th EDITION IMPLEMENTATION PLANS

The following information was recently announced on a quarterly conference call with State Trauma and Pediatric Chairs, regarding the TNCC 7th edition:

  • TNCC 7th edition Provider manuals will be available to ship upon purchase, Monday January 13, 2014. The exact date when you can start ordering books will be forthcoming.
  • Current 6th edition TNCC instructors will gain access to 7th edition update materials and the update exam, online, Monday February 10, 2014 (complete instructions to be provided)
  • Updated 7th edition instructors can purchase the 7th edition Instructor Supplement as of Monday February 10, 2014
  • Updated 7th edition course directors and instructors can teach 7th edition courses as of Monday February 10, 2014
  • All current 6th edition TNCC instructors must successfully pass the TNCC 7th edition instructor update exam by Friday May 30, 2014
  • No 6th edition TNCC courses can be held after Friday May 30, 2014 (international countries may have a longer time period to accomplish the update)

The TNCC 7th edition provider manual will be priced at $75.00 each. This new provider manual is now in full color, with thicker pages than the current versions of TNCC and ENPC. Indirect fees will not change at this time.

The price of the TNCC 7th edition instructor supplement will be provided soon. A downloadable version will also be available.

All TNCC instructor potential providers, who successfully complete a 6th edition TNCC instructor course, MUST be monitored in a TNCC 6th edition provider course to become a 6th edition instructor. Once TNCC 6th edition instructor status is achieved, access will be provided to the online TNCC 7th edition update materials and exam, so that the new instructor can update to the 7th edition. This must all be completed prior to May 30, 2014.

Additional information and directions will continue to be provided in future editions of CourseBytes, as well as direct emails to current TNCC 6th edition instructors. If you know of any TNCC instructor that did not receive this issue of CourseBytes, please advise them to email Coursebytes@ena.org so that they will stay informed.

TNCC 7th EDITION PREVIEW AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The TNCC 7th Edition provider course can be previewed at the Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall in Nashville, at the 2013 Annual Conference.

Over 500 individuals responded to the request for participants for the TNCC Pilot Course to be held at the Annual Conference in Nashville, September 17-18. Participants were randomly chosen for both the 32 participant 2-day pilot course, and for the 150 participant group that will test the exam questions. What a great response!

FINAL FACULTY ROSTERS

Please remember to continue to include the final faculty rosters in your post course materials. We do see who you plan to have teach in your courses through eCourseOps, but the instructors are usually not listed in the same order that they are reflected on the student scantrons, which is crucial for processing accurate instructor evaluation scores. We hope to update eCourseOps with further functionality in the future, to address this, but until that time, we do continue to require the final faculty roster.

SCANTRON FORMS FOR WRITTEN EXAMS

The current scantron form has been in use for almost 2 years now and has the form # 103516-11 in the bottom right hand corner of the last page, which is the instructor evaluation page. An easy way to tell if the form is the current one is if, on the front testing page, it has a bubble for ENPC exam versions A through F, and if at the top of the that front page it has a line for the participant to write in their email address.

Please discard any scantron forms that are not this current form. The use of prior versions of the form does not allow us to capture as much test data, due to programming updates that were made specific to the current form’s layout.

 
 

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