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Trauma Nurse Core Course

The TNCC Course provides core level knowledge both in terms of cognitive and psychomotor skills based on the six-phase trauma nursing process as the standard of care.

Nurses who complete the class will receive the Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) provider card good for four years.  They will also receive 12 hours nursing credit from the ENA.  Paramedics may audit the course for 12 hours of continuing education from the West Virginia Office of Emergency medical Services.  

Course Length:

Provider course- Two days
(12 to 16 hours)


Course objectives:

- Identify the common mechanisms of injury associated with trauma.

- Describe the patophysiologic changes as a basis for signs and symptoms.

- Describe the nursing assessment of patients with trauma.

- Based on the assessment data, identify appropriated nursing diagnoses and expected outcomes for the trauma patient.

- Describe mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of nursing interventions for patients with trauma.





Trauma Nurse Core Course - Instructor

The TNCC Instructor Course is designed to give nurses who meet the prerequisites the necessary information and skill level needed to teach the TNCC Course.

Prerequisites: The instructor candidate must be:

- A registered nurse and have successfully completed an TNCC course or reverified as   an TNCC provider in the last 12 months and obtained an Instructor Potential rating.
- Experience in teaching is recommended but not required.

Objectives: Participants will -

- Review the skills from the TNCC Course
- Learn adult teaching methods
- Understand ENA TNCC course administration and forms

Validation: Nurses who complete the class will receive the Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) Instructor Card good for four years and 8 hours of nursing credit through the ENA.

Class Length: This class is designed to be taught in a 7 hour course.









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