Tncc

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    I will be taking TNCC this week & am a little worried......the other ER nurses really know their stuff....I on the other hand have only been in the ER for ~6 months, (been a nurse for 2 yrs)....can anyone tell me how difficult it is?..... I just don't want to look like a dummy! :imbar Thanks

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    TNCC is not a difficult course. Remember it is Trauma Nursing Core Course. You will learn the core or foundational elements of caring for the trauma patient. I find most people like the course. The hands on stations are usually quite helpful for the newly minted provider.
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    I was nervous to take it but it is not difficult. You get to practice the stations before you test on them and everything is covered in the book. Mechanism of injury is an interesting major part of it.
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    be sure to ask questions while practicing.
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    My TNCC class was great. It wasn't hard at all and we had awesome instructors who loved to teach. Our stations were long and somewhat daunting and they expected us to follow the algorithm pretty much straight thru BUT if you missed something major you had a chance to fix it before you left the station and anyone who didn't pass a station or the written test had a chance to redeem themselves with some 1:1 time with an instructor after the class was over. I had only been an ER nurse (and an RN for that matter) for about 8 months when I took my class.
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    It isn't extremely difficult but it isn't a "blow-off" class either. Make sure you read your book. I'd suggest reading it before you take the class so you will have questions ready when you come to that subject.
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    Quote from crb613
    I will be taking TNCC this week & am a little worried......the other ER nurses really know their stuff....I on the other hand have only been in the ER for ~6 months, (been a nurse for 2 yrs)....can anyone tell me how difficult it is?..... I just don't want to look like a dummy! :imbar Thanks
    This class is required of the new ED nurses within a year I think. So, all of us will be fairly new. I am taking it in a couple months, I guess I wasn't worried about it!
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    I am a TNCC instructor and my best suggestion to you is to make sure that you read the book throughly and understand the TNP(Trauma Nurse Process) before you ever set foot in class. I just taught a class last week and the students that had the worst time were the ones who did not crack a book before coming to the first day of class. All of your courses, such as TNCC, ACLS, etc, are set up now for the adult learner--basically, it is understood that you will have the book prior to the class and will take the time to read and study on your own. You are expected to bring the knowledge you gain from studing with you to class. The TNP is the easy part if you just memorize the steps A through I. The new test for the current 6th edition of TNCC is a little harder in my opinion and requires more critical thinking than the previous edition--make sure you read the questions throughly before answering and pick the best answer. With preparation, you will do fine in TNCC.
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    I agree with mandasueRN,
    I'm a TNCC instructor also and I find the biggest thing is lack of preparation. If you have a GOOD course director, they will NOT be letting students register/sign up for this class within 2 weeks of the class! (I cut it off at 3-4 weeks!)...this gives the most opportunity for someone to READ & REVIEW the material.

    (Actually the ENA recommends students have the course materials 30 DAYS PRIOR to the course!)

    Good Luck in your class!
    -Mark

    Quote from mandasueRN
    I am a TNCC instructor and my best suggestion to you is to make sure that you read the book throughly and understand the TNP(Trauma Nurse Process) before you ever set foot in class. I just taught a class last week and the students that had the worst time were the ones who did not crack a book before coming to the first day of class. All of your courses, such as TNCC, ACLS, etc, are set up now for the adult learner--basically, it is understood that you will have the book prior to the class and will take the time to read and study on your own. You are expected to bring the knowledge you gain from studing with you to class. The TNP is the easy part if you just memorize the steps A through I. The new test for the current 6th edition of TNCC is a little harder in my opinion and requires more critical thinking than the previous edition--make sure you read the questions throughly before answering and pick the best answer. With preparation, you will do fine in TNCC.
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    Thanks to everyone....I have the book & have done the reading. My book is full of yellow highlights :wink2:......The part I was a little worried about was the skill stations. I think I have the TNP down pretty well......I am going to go study some more! Thanks


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