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- Available Lessons: 142
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis comprehensive study guide is designed to enhance your knowledge of trauma nurse practices, professional development, regulations and care of specific injuries and emergencies. This is a great resource for those preparing to take the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification exam.
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About This Course
In this course, you will find video and text lessons focusing on various types of trauma, such as burns, head and neck injuries, shock and spinal injuries, and complications and treatment options for each condition. You will also find reviews of trauma assessment techniques, treatment implementation methods, safety issues, HIPAA laws and trauma nurse roles. After you complete your study of this course, you should come away with a stronger understanding of the following:
- Traumatic neurological, neck, abdominal and thoracic injuries
- Injuries to the genitourinary and musculoskeletal systems
- Types and care of burns
- Special consideration of trauma pathologies
- Assessment methods for trauma nurses
- The implementation of treatment and patient management techniques
- Continuum of care for trauma nurses
- Safety practices as well as laws and regulations pertaining to trauma nursing
- Trauma nurse roles, ethics and professional development opportunities
About the Exam
The TCRN exam is a voluntary certification exam used to help trauma nurses display exemplary knowledge of trauma nursing topics. It is developed by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) and administered by Pearson VUE. This is a computer-based exam consisting of 150 scored and 25 unscored multiple-choice questions. The exam contains seven sections, with the number of questions in each section in parentheses: Clinical Practice: Head and Neck (29); Clinical Practice: Trunk (36); Clinical Practice: Extremity and Wound (25); Clinical Practice: Special Considerations (22); Continuum of Care for Trauma (21); and Professional Issues (17). Scoring is not curved. Candidates must correctly answer 108 questions to pass the exam.
TCRN Exam Preparation & Registration
With this guide, you can quickly and effectively study for the TCRN certification exam. Lessons provide an in-depth look at types, complications and treatment of brain injuries; neck trauma; chest and lung injuries; abdominal organ injuries; spinal cord, pelvic and soft tissue injuries; and bleeding, hemorrhaging and other genitourinary conditions. Other chapters focus on treatment of burns and shock as well as the ways in which trauma nurses address these conditions. You will learn more about pain management, assessment tests, therapeutic practices, sedation, pharmacology and other trauma nursing processes. HIPAA privacy, workplace safety and critical nursing evidence-based practice and professionalism are also covered. Online video and text lessons are short, engaging study tools presented by RNs and other nursing professionals who are easily contacted with any questions via a contact form. Lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device, or transcripts can be printed for quick reference. Short lesson quizzes and chapter exams test your preparation for the TCRN certification exam.
Registration for the TCRN exam can be completed online by creating an account on the BCEN website, submitting all required information and making payment of exam fees with a credit card. You can also print out the application and submit it and payment by check through the mail. Once you receive an email from BCEN confirming your exam eligibility and payment receipt, you can then schedule your test date and location with Pearson VUE. Print out the test confirmation email from Pearson VUE and bring it along with two forms of ID to the testing site on the day of your exam.
TCRN is a registered trademark of the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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