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    I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on 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 (ACLS for example). Can anyone tell me what to focus on in the book & what the test is like??? Thanks in advance!!


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    Plan on doing your whole academic and clinical nursing education WITH Practicum and testing in two days! It was the most intense course/certification I ever took! (but it sure is thorough!) Our ER Nurse Manager took it with four others of us, and didn't pass.
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    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!
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    ugh... I have to take the within the next couple of weeks as a new grad in the ER. You guys are scaring me

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    Sweetooth, from other posts of yours that I have seen, I would be VERY surprised if you did anything other than pass, and do a good job of it. For you, it is kind of like an integration of BTLS and ACLS with clinical stuff thrown in. You'll probably really like it-I did, but it WAS stressful.
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    I, too, found it stressful.

    However, I also discovered that I really enjoyed it. TNCC allowed me to get my assessment and prioritizing skills down pat while multi-tasking in an emergency situation.

    I think you'll find it quite interesting and helpful.
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    It is a great course- do not be stressed. you will learn so much in those 2 days. We have great instructors at our hospital that really like to teach and it makes a difference. Mine expired but we are not required to have it- only TNC every 2 years so I think I going to pass this year on it due to my other job commitment. I was looking forward to it maybe next year.. best of luck.
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    Don't stress too bad. Yes, you should study, but it's not a killer class or anything. I took it yesterday and today and made 100% on the written, got all the skill labs, too. And I'm a fairly new grad, too, so don't be scared. Good luck!
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    TNCC is an intense course, but that is its intent. The course material appears daunting, but can be worked through quite easily. There are study materials and scenarios in the textbook. Review those before you go to class, but especially review those before the exam. One important thing to keep in mind is ABCDEFGHI, and always stick to it in that exact order. That will get you through the skill stations without any worries and will help you better answer your exam questions. Good luck, and I look forward to reading your post about passing the course! :typing
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    Thanks bigsyis and to the OP for posting this.

    It is encouraging to read all the positive posts.


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