Course Description

In the United States, trauma remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in people less than 44 years of age. Caring for trauma patients requires knowledge, skill and a comprehensive, coordinated approach to provide the best possible outcome. This course is an essential educational component for nurses who are actively involved in caring for the trauma patient.

This nationally standardized course integrates nursing diagnoses into the content and provides the learner with core trauma knowledge and psychomotor skill experience. Participants who successfully complete the course are verified for four years and have the opportunity to become TNCC instructors.

The magnitude of trauma as a national and international problem is documented by data that identifies injury as being the primary cause of death in persons under age 45. The optimal care of the trauma patient is best accomplished within a framework in which all members of the trauma team use a systematic, standardized approach to the care of the injured patient. Emergency nurses are essential members of the trauma team. Morbidity and mortality of trauma patients can be significantly reduced by educating nurses to provide competent trauma care. The ENA and its constituents have the responsibility to facilitate trauma-related, continuing education opportunities for nurses who provide care to trauma patients.

    What this course teaches:

  • Identify the common mechanisms of injury
  • Describe the pathophysiologic changes as a basis for signs and symptoms
  • Describe the nursing assessment of patients with trauma
  • Describe appropriate interventions for the trauma patients
  • Describe the mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of nursing interventions

Course Dates & Times

Feb. 22-24, 2019

More dates TBA


Course Fee

ENA Members – $260
Non-ENA Members – $285


Contact Hours

Awarded by the ENA, 17.65 hours


Pre-course Preparation

This includes completing the 5 online modules, studying the 7th edition manual, reviewing the Features and Updates Document with Highlights of the 7th edition, completing the study guide, watching the TNP video and completing the practice exam. Complete instructions will be provided in your confirmation letter. Please note that an email address is mandatory and that institutional addresses may be blocked by firewalls.


Registration

STEP 1 – Complete the registration form on this page. Registration is limited and there will be no on-site registration due to the online material which must completed prior to the course. Registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

STEP 2 – Mail your payment to:
Susan Douglass
3539 Huntwick, San Antonio, TX 78230

Make your check payable to: ENA, San Antonio Chapter, TNCC

Receipt of payment confirms your place in the course. Registration ends 4 weeks before the first day of the course. Since room temperature varies, please bring a sweater or light jacket.


Location

University Hospital – 4502 Medical Drive, San Antonio, TX

Please park in the North Visitor lot or surface lot in front of the hospital. Parking fees are the responsibility of the participant.


Contact Information

Susan Douglass – susan.douglass1948@yahoo.com – (210) 215-5540


*The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.

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