|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
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
- Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries
- Comprehensive patient assessment
- Enhanced intervention for better patient
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
Six psychomotor skill stations offer nurses the opportunity to practice the
systematic approach of the initial assessment in real life situations. The
skill stations cover the following topics: trauma nursing process, airway and ventilation,
spinal immobilization, and chest trauma.
2 Day Intensive
Course with Expert Instructors
The TNCC instructor course is an 8 hour course. The
registered nurse must have successfully completed the provider course prior to
attending the instructor course. In addition to a condensed review of provider
course material the instructor course emphasizes teaching strategies and
correct evaluation methods. Instructors also go through an assessment and
verification process to be TNCC instructors. There is a 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.
|Trauma Nursing and the Trauma Nursing Core Course
||Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma|
|Teamwork and Trauma Care
||Surface and Burn Trauma|
|Biomechanics, Kinematics, and Mechanisms of Injury
||Special Populations: The Pregnant Trauma Patient|
||Special Populations: The Pediatric Trauma Patient|
|Airway and Ventilation
||Special Populations: The Older Adult Trauma Patient|
||Special Populations: The Bariatric Trauma Patient|
||Special Populations: The Interpersonal Violence Trauma Patient|
|Brain, Cranial, and Maxillofacial Trauma
||Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care|
|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.
Please contact the course director in your area for exact pricing.
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.
ENA will issue verification upon meeting the criteria noted above. The
verification will expire four years from the last day of the month in which the
card was issued.
Contact hours are awarded based on the hours attended,
regardless of evaluation.
Other healthcare providers working in the emergency care
setting may attend the course and receive contact hours, but are not eligible
ENA’s Department of Course Operations is responsible for
awarding verification for providers and instructors and monitors the quality of
the TNCC program. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
The TNCC Seventh Edition
represents ENA’s continued commitment to uphold its belief statements and
provide quality, evidence-based trauma education for nurses worldwide.