Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR)
THE TCAR PROGRAM
TCAR EDUCATION PROGRAMS' MISSION
TCAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
TCAR'S TARGET AUDIENCE
TCAR FACULTY MEMBERS
Meet our faculty
TCAR COURSE CONTENT
- The trauma care spectrum
- The biomechanics of trauma
- The body's response to injury
- Thoracic injury
- Abdominal injury
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Craniocerebral injury
- Spine and spinal cord injury
- Incorporate injury biomechanics information
- Analyze clinical assessment data
- Suggest appropriate care interventions
- Identify individuals at risk for deterioration
- Prevent, recognize, and manage complications
- Understand current trends and issues in trauma patient care
- Predict each patient's care trajectory
- Set realistic goals and evaluate outcomes
TCAR LEARNER OUTCOMES
- Describe the trauma continuum of care.
- Explain the biomechanics of common injuries.
- Anticipate specific wounds and complications based on mechanism of injury information.
- Discuss the body's multisystem responses to traumatic insults.
- Incorporate physical assessment, imaging studies, and laboratory data to evaluate the hospitalized trauma patient.
- Describe appropriate medical, surgical, and nursing interventions for frequently encountered injuries.
- Interact with interdisciplinary team members to provide timely care to injured patients.
- Prevent, identify, and manage complications common to the hospitalized trauma patient.
- Identify realistic trauma patient goals and evaluate care outcomes.
- Address the psychosocial needs of hospitalized trauma patients and their family members.
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS
- 1 full day (7 contact hours)
- 2 full days (14 contact hours)
Like TNCC or ATCN, TCAR/PCAR costs are initially calculated on a per-student basis–but there's a LOT more flexibility within the TCAR Education Programs cost model. We designed it that way to allow each organization to select the option that works best for them. Similar to other courses, the TCAR/PCAR general registration charge is $335/learner or $295/learner for employees or members of the hosting organization. However, substantial discounts ($25 or more per learner) apply for classes with more than 25, 50 or 100 participants. To customize your own pricing scenario, use the Class Cost Planning Calculator to try out various cost options.
Importantly, TCAR/PCAR charges are ALL INCLUSIVE–there are no hidden or additional fees, which makes budgeting easy. And, because we do most of the work for you, many hours of your valuable time will not be spent on class preparation, registration, money handling, or follow-up.See the FAQ page for detailed information.
HOW TO HOST A CLASS
- Pick 2 consecutive class dates. The more notice you give students the better attendance will be; 4-6 months is optimal. A TCAR or PCAR class is two 8.5 hour days e.g., 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
- Book a room with an LCD projector, a large projection screen, and a writing surface for each student, preferably an auditorium. No breakout rooms are needed.
- Provide TCAR Education Programs your class details and we'll develop brochures, draw up a contract, and open online registration.
- Spread the word to get an audience of at least 25 students. We'll help you find attendees outside your facility if you don't have enough of your own. There is no maximum class size.
- Arrange for any food or beverages that you choose to offer.