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
Aug 12, '08
Quote from crb613
i apologize for not reading any previous posts on this issue.
my advice is to obtain one of your hospital's trauma flowsheets and study it, along with the book.
i feel once you can get the flowsheet down (it's normally set up...prehospital, primary and then secondary treatments/assessments/etc.) it always helps me with tncc to visualize this flowsheet when taking the skills stations. hope i helped...denise
ps: depending on how they set up the skills stations (iv supplies, endotubes, ect.....helps how you determine what needs to be done.....if they have supplies right there for you....if they say the patient is in resp. distress...pick up the oral airway,endotube, simple mask etc.) and put it on the face....remember to assess, re-assess. always remember...abcs first...with inline c-spine stabilization. think of your trauma flowsheet, visualize it.
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
Last edit by TraumaNurseRN on Aug 12, '08
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