Courses and Memos
Due to Covid-19 we are hosting smaller classes and giving preference to health care workers that have previously been registered for courses that were cancelled. We will be in direct contact with Emergency Department Nurse Managers and/or previous participants. If there are empty seats and/or we open additional classes, we will advertise for those seats.
Questions? Email TraumaNB@HorizonNB.ca
All courses are in English, as we await translation of TNCC into French.
Our upcoming courses in 2021 are:
- March 30 & 31 – Saint John
- April 8 & 9 – Moncton
- April 22 & 23 – Campbellton
- April 28 & 29 – Moncton
- May 6 & 7 – Upper River Valley
In order to ensure the safety of students and staff, all courses will be offered as recommended by New Brunswick Public Health. You may notice some changes in the way we teach, but we are committed to providing you with challenging, engaging and rewarding trauma care programs.
Every second counts when stabilizing life-threatening trauma cases. This course, taught by qualified emergency and critical care nurses, prepares you with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and hands-on training needed to provide high-quality, trauma nursing care. After completing this course, you will be able to properly assess and implement evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for your patients. This course is designed for all nurses who care for injured patients: the new trauma nurses will acquire the essentials, while the experienced trauma nurses will update their skills and knowledge.
The 8th edition TNCC Provider Course consists of 2 days in the classroom with scenario-based simulation exercises in a flipped classroom style. There are pre-course modules and a post course exam that need to be completed online, totaling an additional 7.5 hours of independent learning. The online modules will NOT be covered in full at the course. Participants must register early in order to receive the online modules prior to the course
TNCC (Provider) Course Content
- Initial Assessment
- Airway and Ventilation
- Head Trauma
- Thoracic and Neck Trauma
- Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma
- Spinal Cord and Vertebral Trauma
- Musculoskeletal Trauma
- Surface and Burn Trauma
- Disaster Management
- Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care
- Transition of Care for the Trauma Patient and Post Resuscitation Care
TNCC includes hands-on training using both an individual and team approach. Trauma nursing process psychomotor skills stations offer you the opportunity to practice trauma patient assessments and interventions in a controlled environment.
Skill stations include airway management, trauma nursing process and trauma interventions including: spinal protection (helmet removal, application of a rigid cervical collar, logrolling and removal from the spine board); spinal protection of an infant; tourniquet application for uncontrolled hemorrhage; stabilization of the pelvis with control of hemorrhage; insertion of an IO catheter in an adult.
TNCC Certification TNCC certification is valid for four years. Expiration of verification will occur four years from the last day of the month in which the card was issued.
Successful completion of the course includes scoring 80% or greater on the multiple choice examination, demonstration of all critical steps, and 70% of the total points in the Initial Assessment/Trauma Nursing Process Skill Station.
Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours
Contact hours are awarded based on hours attended, regardless of performance during evaluation. TNCC is offered several times per year at various sites throughout the province.
Email Address: TNCC@HorizonNB.ca
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