The first few minutes of trauma care are critical to achieving better patient outcomes. The ENA’s Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is widely recognized as the premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, empowering nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.
- Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries
- Comprehensive patient assessment
- Enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes
A variety of learning methodologies are incorporated into TNCC, including online, a textbook, interactive lecture, hands-on practice and case-based learning.
ENA's Trauma Nursing Core Course includes:
- A two-day intensive course with expert instructors.
- Hands-on training using both an individual and team approach.
- Online learning.
- Evidence based content developed by trauma emergency experts.
Skill stations include:
- Trauma nursing process teaching stations
- Airway and ventilation interventions teaching stations
- Trauma interventions: spinal protection, helmet removal, and splinting physical assessment station.
Prerequisites/What to Bring to Class N/A
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Policy N/A.
What should I wear? Wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.
What about my card? An ENA TNCC four-year provider verification card will be issued to those registered nurses who achieve 80% or higher on the multiple-choice exam and 70% or higher on the skill station evaluation.
I need to cancel! If you can not attend, you must withdraw from this course as soon as possible. You may be charged for your cancellation. You can cancel your reservation by withdrawing in Compass.
I have another question. If you have any questions about the course, please call the RSTC at 717-531-1834 or email at RSTC@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.