Courses and Memos

Trauma patients can present with a wide range of injuries and potential complications. TNCC was developed by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) for Registered Nurses to provide a comprehensive standardized approach for trauma patient care. The TNCC provider course is a course designed to provide the learner with the cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills essential for the management of the injured patient. The course is designed for new trauma nurses to acquire the essentials, while the experienced trauma nurses 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

  • Team Nursing and TNCC
  • Teamwork and Trauma Care
  • Initial Assessment
  • Airway and Ventilation
  • Shock
  • Special Populations: Pediatric Patients
  • Brain, Cranial and Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Thoracic and Neck Trauma
  • Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column 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

Skill Stations
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.

Evaluation Methods
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.

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