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The magnitude of trauma as a national and international problem is documented by data that identifies injury as being the primary cause of death in persons under age 45. The optimal care of the trauma patient is best accomplished within a framework in which all members of the trauma team use a systematic, standardized approach to the care of the injured patient. Emergency nurses are essential members of the trauma team. Morbidity and mortality of trauma patients can be significantly reduced by educating nurses to provide competent trauma care. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and its constituents have the responsibility to facilitate trauma-related, continuing education opportunities for nurses who provide care to trauma patients.

Purpose: Trauma nursing as a discipline refers to the process and content of all the different roles nurses have in the care of the trauma patient. Knowledge is the core of any discipline. The purpose of TNCC is to present core-level knowledge, refine skills, and build a firm foundation in trauma nursing.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC): ENA developed and implemented the TNCC for national and international dissemination as a means of identifying a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. The TNCC (Provider) is a 16 hour course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills.

Provider Course Participants: The TNCC may be officially attended by registered nurses (RN's). Other health care providers working in the emergency care setting, may attend the course and receive contact hours, but not the 4 year verification status. In order to maximize success in the TNCC (Provider), it is recommended that the participant have at least six months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting. It is assumed that the course participant possesses generic nursing knowledge, has an understanding of emergency care terminology, and has familiarity with standard emergency equipment.

TNCC (Provider) Course Content

• The Trauma Nursing Core Course and Trauma Nursing

• Epidemiology, Biomechanics and Mechanisms of Injury

• Initial Assessment

• Airway and Ventilation

• Shock

• Brain and Cranial Trauma

• Ocular, Maxillofacial, and Neck Trauma

• Thoracic Trauma

• Abdominal Trauma

• Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma

• Musculoskeletal Trauma

• Surface and Burn Trauma

• Special Populations: Pregnant, Pediatric, and Older Adult Trauma Patients

• Disaster Management

• Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care

• Transition of Care for the Trauma Patient

• Demonstration of the Trauma Nursing Process Station

Skill Stations

▪ Trauma Nursing Process Teaching Stations

▪ Airway and Ventilation Interventions Teaching Stations

▪ Spinal Protection, Helmet Removal, and Splinting

Evaluation : Successful completion of the course includes scoring 80% or greater on the multiple choice examination and demonstrating all critical steps and 70% of the total points in the evaluated skill station and the Trauma Nursing Process.

Full TNCC Course:

  • Approximately 14-16 hours
  • $575.00 plus GST includes lunch, coffee/tea/snacks
  • A 7th Edition TNCC Manual is required and is available for purchase through SIMS at an additional cost.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours Contact hours are awarded based on hours attended, regardless of performance during evaluation.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation Policy:

There will be a $75 administration fee for any course cancellations/date changes.

If you cancel your booking 7 days or less in advance of the course date, NO refund will be given.

No shows or no call prior to a course is considered a cancellation, and NO refund will be given.

Thank you for your understanding.

SIMS- Saskatoon Institute for Medical Simulation

#1100 - 3530 Millar Ave.

Saskatoon, SK S7P 0B6

Phone: 306-343-SIMS (7467)

Fax: 306-343-7473

Email: info@sksims.ca

Website: www.sksims.ca

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