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Trauma Specific Education

Provider: The TNCC® (Provider) is a 16-hour course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills to provide nursing care to the traumatically injured person. Nurses with limited emergency nursing clinical experience, who work in a hospital with limited access to trauma patients, or who need greater time at the psychomotor skill stations are encouraged to attend courses.  The course is offered through the Emergency Nurses Association

Instructor: The TNCC (Instructor) course is an 8-hour course designed to prepare nurses to become TNCC (Provider) Instructors. The nurse must have successfully completed the provider course prior to attending the Instructor course. The Instructor course emphasizes appropriate teaching strategies as well as correct evaluation methods.  The course is offered through the Emergency Nurses Association.
Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses® (ATCN) is an advanced course designed for the registered nurse interested in increasing his/her knowledge in management of the multiple trauma patient. The ATCN course is offered through the Society of Trauma Nurses and taught concurrently with ATLS.  The nurse participants audit the ATLS lectures. During the ATLS skill and testing stations, the nurses are separated from the physician group and directed through ATCN skill stations. ATCN Skill stations include: initial assessment and management, airway and ventilatory management, pediatric trauma, hemorrhagic shock, spine & extremity injuries, head trauma. 

"Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the ongoing assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care in response to the need for education and better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. Offered through the Society of Trauma Nurses, TOPIC focuses on the ongoing assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes.

The TOPIC course is taught in a one day interactive format, customized to best meet the needs of the individual trauma care provider participants who have varying levels of experience with trauma performance improvement. The course offers practical application for all Levels of trauma centers, from entry level to mature phase of program development.

Trauma Nurse Clinician Program A program designed for the experienced trauma care provider, didactic information and supervised clinical experience are combined to provide the participant with an in-depth perspective of the full spectrum of trauma care. The Trauma Nurse Clinician Program provides information for nurses currently in or planning to enter a trauma nursing, trauma coordinator, trauma nurse clinician or case manager role. Didactic topics include advanced trauma care from resuscitation through rehabilitation, the development and implementation of a trauma process improvement program, preparation of a budget, development of a trauma registry, and development of a disaster plan. 

Trauma Lecture Series
Series of lectures introducing the processes behind the continuum of care directed towards the management of the traumatically injured person.  Lectures are available in regards to the creation of a trauma center, resuscitation, injury specific, management and treatment, injury prevention and research initiatives in trauma care. Each lecture may be customized to the needs to the participants and can be delivered at your facility.

Injury Prevention Activities
Multiple opportunities available directed towards injury prevention activities.

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