Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

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TNCC, widely recognized as the premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

      • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries
      • Comprehensive patient assessment
      • Enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes
ENA developed The Trauma Nursing Core Course to establish a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge and to improve the care of all trauma patients. This seventh edition course combines interactive learning with scenario-based assessments to give nurses a comprehensive learning experience. The course includes:
 


A Systematic Approach of Initial Assessment

The first few minutes of trauma care are critical to achieve better patient outcomes. The A – I mnemonic and the Trauma Nursing Assessment will assist nurses in providing appropriate and early intervention. 


Hands-on Training Using both an Individual and Team Approach

Three Psychomotor skill stations offer nurses the opportunity to practice the systematic approach of the initial assessment in real life situations. The skill stations covered are Trauma Nursing Process, Airway and Ventilation, and Trauma Interventions. 
 

2 Day Intensive Course with Expert Instructors

TNCC is a 2-Day Intensive Course that is taught by expert instructors. There is a faculty ratio of approximately one faculty per four learners.
 

24 Chapter Comprehensive Manual

The TNCC Seventh Edition contains evidence-based content developed by trauma experts to reinforce and supplement the lectures and skill stations. It is a compilation of current trauma nursing standards and is a valuable resource for future reference.
 
 
Chapter Titles
Trauma Nursing and the Trauma Nursing Core Course Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma
Teamwork and Trauma Care Musculoskeletal Trauma
Epidemiology Surface and Burn Trauma
Biomechanics, Kinematics, and Mechanisms of Injury Special Populations: The Pregnant Trauma Patient
Initial Assessment Special Populations: The Pediatric Trauma Patient
Airway and Ventilation Special Populations: The Older Adult Trauma Patient
Shock Special Populations: The Bariatric Trauma Patient
Pain Special Populations: The Interpersonal Violence Trauma Patient
Brain, Cranial, and Maxillofacial Trauma Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care
Ocular Trauma Disaster Management
Thoracic and Neck Trauma Transition of Care for the Trauma Patient
Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma Post Resuscitation Care in the Emergency Department
 

5 Online Modules with Live Links to Additional Information

These interactive modules allow students to apply what they learn and receive immediate feedback.  The modules are a complete case study process—taking the nurses through an entire sequence of care. Online learning allows nurses to learn at their own pace and refer back to information at any time.

 
 

Evaluation, Verification, and Contact Hours

Successful completion of the course requires 80% or greater on the multiple choice exam and 70% or greater on the skill station evaluation.  

RN Candidates with successful completion will receive the ENA TNCC 4 year provider verification card. 

All attendees will be awarded contact hour certificate with appropriate contact hours.

17.65 contact hours are awarded for course completion.


 
The TNCC Seventh Edition represents ENA’s continued commitment to uphold its belief statements and provide quality, evidence-based trauma education for nurses worldwide.

 

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The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
 
 
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