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Pediatric Care After Resuscitation

Pediatric Care After Resuscitation

Give employees access to top-notch trauma training anytime, anywhere.

Resuscitation-based courses focus on prehospital and ED care in the initial 3 minutes, 30 minutes, or 3 hours after injury . . . but then what? PCAR was specifically designed to address the learning needs of nurses and other clinicians who care for injured children in emergency, perioperative, critical care, acute care, and rehab settings BEYOND the resuscitative phase.

Trauma-trained and ready to go!

Provide employees high-quality, population-specific trauma education on demand using TCAR’s newly UPGRADED Anytime, Anywhere format. Say goodbye to contracts, limited training dates, the high cost of classroom courses, staff coverage issues, and other live class hassles. Get your nurses up to speed and prepared to meet ACS training requirements right away.

Course Features

  • PCAR’s 16-hour content is divided into 8 modules consisting of over 75 bite-sized learning segments
  • More than 600 interactions are interspersed throughout, to promote engagement, reinforce concepts, and enhance information retention
  • Enrollment INCLUDES a 170+ page, full color, electronic course manual
  • An extensive course bibliography contains over 2000 references
  • A 1000+ word glossary defines key trauma terms
  • The Ask a Trauma Nurse button lets learners pose questions and receive individual feedback from a PCAR faculty member
  • 16 NCPD contact hours are awarded for program completion
  • Participants have one-year access to course materials
  • PCAR verification is current for 4 years

Program Administration Features

  • From your Learner Progress web page, you can:
    • Start employees anytime
    • Assign course “seats” to learners for up to 2 years from the date of purchase, substantial bulk discounts apply
    • Track participants’ progress
    • View pre- and posttest scores to verify knowledge acquisition
    • Download learner’s NCPD hours and course verification certificates
    • Send email communications to individual enrollees or all learners

For group registration and volume discounts, please contact us at
info@tcarprograms.org or +1.503.608.4900

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Unlike trauma education programs targeted at prehospital and emergency care providers, the Pediatric Care After Resuscitation (PCAR) course is specifically designed for acute care, critical care, perioperative, and rehab nurses.

Now, for the first time ever, you don’t need to be at a major trauma center (or in a classroom) to experience the world’s highest quality trauma nursing program. With PCAR, your staff can receive elite trauma training wherever they are, whenever they are ready to begin, with full access to the material for one year.

PCAR employs a case scenario format that follows trauma patients from point of injury to hospital discharge. Learning interactions, knowledge checks, and videos are interspersed throughout to enhance information retention.

PCAR employs a case scenario format that follows trauma patients from point of injury to hospital discharge. Learning interactions, knowledge checks, and videos are interspersed throughout to enhance information retention.

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Course Outline

Part 1: Foundational Concepts

  • Module 1: The trauma care spectrum
  • Module 2: The biomechanics of trauma
  • Module 3: The body's response to injury

Part 2: Body System Injuries

  • Module 4: The patient with thoracic injury
  • Module 5: The patient with abdominal injury
  • Module 6: The patient with musculoskeletal injury
  • Module 7: The patient with head injury
  • Module 8: The patient with spine & spinal cord injury

Benefits of Self-Paced Learning

Meet your pediatric trauma training goals and comply with ACS-mandated education the easy way. The new, self-paced, online PCAR course contains the same 16 hours of high-quality, pediatric trauma education as in the live program, but it’s broken into bite-sized segments that can be started and completed anywhere, any time.

  • No more employee scheduling hassles, overtime, or staff replacement costs.
  • No waiting for specific class dates; start nurses right away.
  • No attendance issues with evening, night, and weekend-only employees.
  • Invite your learners and then track their progress securely on the PCAR website.
  • It’s so convenient – purchase course seats now – they never expire! Bulk discounts available.
  • Individual learners have 1-year access to the course and all related materials.

The PCAR Self-Paced program provides an engaging, online learning experience that includes:

Lecture Videos

Presented by PCAR Education Programs faculty

Ask a Trauma Nurse

Learners can submit questions to an expert PCAR faculty member.

Interactive Quizzes

Hundreds of quiz questions, dispersed throughout the modules, reinforce key concepts with mandated learner interactions enhancing information retention.

Full-Color Digital Manual

The course includes a 190+ page, full-color, illustrated manual.

ANCC Disclosure

ANCC Disclosure: The planners and presenters of this course have no conflict of interest. Course registration includes an extensive, full-color downloadable manual, 1-year access to all course content, and a certificate of completion valid for four years.

Continuing Education Hours

TCAR Education Programs (a division of Visionem Inc.) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This ANCC-approved program provides 16 contact hours of CNE. Learners must view all 8 modules in order, complete a post-test, and submit the course evaluation.

This continuing education activity is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 15483, for 16 continuing education contact hours. This certificate must be retained for 4 years.

This continuing education activity is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 15483, for 16 continuing education contact hours. This certificate must be retained for 4 years.

This continuing education activity is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 15483, for 16 continuing education contact hours. This certificate must be retained for 4 years.

Technical Specifications

  • Any Windows, Mac, iPad, or Android device with a screen that's at least 10" diagonal
  • A standard pair of headphones or earbuds
  • A strong WiFi connection (4-5 bar cellular will work, but might be a bit slow loading each new screen)
  • A quiet space with a comfortable chair so you can concentrate
  • A recent web browser version (e.g., Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge); Internet Explorer is NOT supported
  • Latest version of device's operating system (e.g., Mac OS, IOS, Android, Windows). Some older devices (over 5-years old) may not be able to display content correctly