PCAR-US Self-Paced™
Information for Individual Learners


Pediatric Care After Resuscitation - US


Get PCAR (Pediatric Care After Resuscitation) anywhere, anytime with our self-paced, online course. PCAR Self-Paced Online™ features the same in-depth content and high-quality visuals as in the classroom. Increase your knowledge of the trauma patient beyond the early phase of care by learning to anticipate and identify injuries, complications, appropriate assessment strategies, and care interventions. For more about the course, check out the sample content.

16 continuing education contact hours.


For group registration and volume discounts, please contact us at info@tcarprograms.org or +01.503.608.4900

Program 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 Live Online™, you can receive elite trauma training wherever you are, whenever you are ready to begin.

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 craniocerebral injury
  • Module 8: The patient with spine & spinal cord injury

PCAR Self-Paced Online™ 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.

ANCC Disclosure: The planners and presenters of this course have no conflict of interest. Course registration includes an extensive, full-color online e-syllabus, 1-year access to all course content, and a certificate of completion valid for 4 years.

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. Course expiration date (the date by which the current version of the program must be updated or retired) is 7/1/2022.

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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.

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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