Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
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.
Course Manual Contents
- Trauma Nursing and the Trauma Nursing Core Course
- Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma
- Teamwork and Trauma Care
- Musculoskeletal Trauma
- Surface and Burn Trauma
- Biomechanics, Kinematics, and Mechanisms of Injury
- Special Populations: The Pregnant Trauma Patient
- Initial Assessment
- Special Populations: The Pediatric Trauma Patient
- Airway and Ventilation
- Special Populations: The Older Adult Trauma Patient
- Special Populations: The Bariatric Trauma Patient
- Special Populations: The Interpersonal Violence Trauma Patient
- Brain, Cranial, and Maxillofacial Trauma
- Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care
- Ocular Trauma
- Disaster Management
- Thoracic and Neck Trauma
- Transition of Care for the Trauma Patient
- Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma
- Post Resuscitation Care in the Emergency Department
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.
The TNCC may be officially attended by Registered Nurses (RNs). LPNs and paramedics are eligible to attend all portions of the course except for the written and psychomotor evaluations. For this reason, they do not receive verification, but are awarded contact hours.