Through instruction and advocacy, the mission of TCAR Education Programs is to expand the knowledge base and clinical reasoning skills of nurses who work with injured patients anywhere along the trauma continuum of care, particularly in the post-resuscitation phase. By partnering with trauma centers and trauma systems, TCAR Education Programs provides adult and pediatric inpatient nurses an outstanding learning experience designed to meet educational goals, improve patient outcomes, and fulfill regulatory requirements.
Unlike standardized trauma programs targeted at prehospital and emergency care providers, the Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) course was specifically created to meet the learning needs of INPATIENT trauma nurses. This live, 2-day educational offerings give hospital staff members the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to meet regulatory. requirements and provide excellent care to this challenging patient population.
The TCAR course offers acute care, critical care, perioperative, and rehabilitation nurses the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to address the needs of the hospitalized trauma patient.
TCAR covers a wide range of pathophysiologic and nursing concepts and is designed to be a broad, core-level program, rather than an advanced or specialty-specific course. Although registered nurses are TCAR's target audience, the information contained in this program has proven useful to physical therapists, paramedics, social workers, dietitians, respiratory therapists, speech and occupational therapists, LVNs/LPNs, and others who interact with the hospitalized trauma patient.
Participants focus on concepts relevant to the nursing care of the injured, hospitalized patient:
Learners participate in interactive, expanding case scenarios that address the needs of hospitalized patients with injuries to major body systems. Each module introduces specific trauma care concepts including pathophysiology, patient assessment, and complications. Surgical, medical, and nursing management options and outcome criteria are introduced while analyzing patients with:
Each interactive expanding case scenario promotes critical thinking, knowledge synthesis, and clinical reasoning skills by inviting learners to:
Continuing education contact hours are provided through Visionem, a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15483. In order to receive nursing contuing education contact hours learners must:
2. Complete an online evaluation
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.
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By the end of the class, participants will be able to:
TCAR Education Programs takes the pain out of planning and managing trauma nursing and outreach education programs. All you need to do is: