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by jillba

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on TNCC.....is it difficult? I am taking it for the first time in a month & I just got a huge book in the mail to study!! I tend to freak out about these things for no reason... Read More


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    With the advent of the 6th edition (May 08) there are now 3 different scenarios the instructor can pick from to give you.
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    Quote from runes52
    Go to:
    http://seabirdscientific.com/

    for sample tests.

    Todd is one of our instructors. It is a new site. Good luck.

    Can someone who has taken this course take a look at this practice test and let me know if it is in fact similiar to the one given. I am taking the course next week and want to know what to expect. i took this practive test and did not do so hot so now i am a bit concerned, thanks
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    Hi pdaddy,

    I took and passed TNCC yesterday. Checked the seabird site and looked at practice test. The questions are worded differently than the actual exam, but the answer choices are right on. Advice; know what each of those answer choices are. Most importantly, read the book. There were no tricks, the test came right from the book and the lectures. Remember primary and secondary assessments, and know the material in the book. Each chapter begins with a brief review of A&P for the subject. If you are weak in that area, review the patho for it. BTW, I am not an ED nurse yet. Due to the nursing job shortage here in New England, I thought I would educate myself in an effort to help make myself more marketable. I was the only non-ED nurse out of 10 students.
    Good luck and READ THE BOOK!!!

    MauraRN
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    Great job, Maura!! I'm taking it this weekend (tomorrow and Sunday). You beat me to it! The advice from my RN coworker peeps was essentially the same -- know the primary and secondary survey steps like the back of your hand!
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    I graduated back in january of 2010 and havent been employed by a hospital yet =( Do you guys recommend a new grad like me to take TNCC or is it way too advance for me? id appreciate your opinion guys! thanks
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    I'm looking over the book now and am taking the class next week. It seems to me that its basically EMS training for RNs. If you have any EMT/Paramedic background, things should be good...it seems?
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    I didn't think it was bad at all. Study your A-I assessment. Most is reviewed in class. You will be fine. And remember to always verbalize " While maintaining C-Spine immobilization..."
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    oh it is so much fun.

    LOVED it. It is a lot of work and detail, but if it's what you do and you love it, you'll do just fine.
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    Quote from ready4crna?
    In the center of the book should be some testing materials. I cant remember if they are practical or written help, but the items with stars next to them are fail points. Start to get familiar with these and review general pathophys of traumatic injury. (shock, emboli, mechanisms of injury, etc.) Good luck!
    you need to get down the Mnemonics of ABC, etc.... primary/secondary. Remember to think logically and chronologically.

    If you do that, you won't forget. Keep it orderly.
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    Quote from Lots of Questions
    I'm looking over the book now and am taking the class next week. It seems to me that its basically EMS training for RNs. If you have any EMT/Paramedic background, things should be good...it seems?
    no, it's not just EMS training for nurses.

    It's pretty detailed and specific to the emergent situation as it relates to nursing.


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