Chair & Directors

Committee Chair:
Megan Duke

Regional Directors:
Judy Cline
Janis Farnholtz-Provinse

Committee Report to State Council

March 2022
Course Director Updates:

  • Provider expiration dates will reflect to the end of the month going forward
  • You can now order up to 100 manuals without reaching out to ENA
  • Students can now register with any email regardless of which one the course director gave
  • Students do not need to wait for the exam link once they complete their hands on test. They can go directly into their profile and take the exam after hands on portion is completed
  • Challenger modules are available, but not required
  • In ENA connect there will be a monthly update in the announcement section for the most important updates
  • Before an instructor course all the candidates can test up to 90 days before the instructor course. If outside of that time window you will need to retest 9th Ed. of TNCC Dates Released for 2023: Feb 28th: Last 8th edition Instructor Course Mid-April: Instructor Update Mid May: Go live for 9th edition TNCC courses July 23rd: Last day to teach 8th edition course
Archived Reports
January 2020
We had a GREAT committee meeting with lots of sharing best practices and collaboration. We are still awaiting dates for the new TNCC one day course launch as well as the date for when the course evaluation situation will be fixed. Stay tuned for updates! We also had an awesome discussion about what trauma orientation looks like at different institutions. Orientation programs from various institutions were shared as well as an article review on trauma documentation. Looking forward to seeing everyone in May.

May 2019
TNCC 8th Edition Update: – Instructor Launch started on April 2 – Date for instructor update completion has been extended to August 1, 2019 – 7th edition instructors must do the following to become 8th edition instructors: 1) Complete your 2019 conflict of interest on line 2) Purchase an 8th edition provider manual 3) Complete the 8th edition provider precourse modules 4) Complete the instructor update online modules 5) Pass the online test with 80% or greater within 2 attempts 6) Complete the program evaluation – The 8th edition Instructor Course became available April 22,2019 – August 1 is the cut off for 8th edition courses. All classes scheduled past August 1 must be converted to 8th edition classses – No change to instructor: student ratios – No word yet on a 1 day course Grant Request from Northern Inyo for a TNCC course- call for faculty. Any TNCC instructors interested in teaching at this course, please contact Sue Fortier via email. -Roundtable discussion.

March 2019
Trauma Committee Report: TNCC 8th Edition Update provided by Janis Farnholtz-Provinse: -Webinars are available for TNCC course directors and instructors bi-weekly. Future webinars are scheduled for March 14, March 28, and April 11, sign up is on the ENA national website. Previously recorded webinars are also available for viewing on the website. -(4) Pilot Eight Edition TNCC Courses were held across the US in February. Additional revisions were made to the course based on these pilots. – Eight Edition textbooks will be available starting April 2 – The revised course will have a “flipped classroom” model similar to the revisions made in ENPC and ATLS. Teaching is done prior to the class online. Skills and key concepts will be covered in the live class. – The course will be interactive and include a “Trauma Ready” or Jeopardy like game on Day 1. – The One Day TNCC and TNCC Instructor Courses are still pending revision at ENA. A short presentation was provided on Spinal Motion Restriction by Michael Gibson. The Round table discussion focused on Injury Prevention ideas and programs for violence related trauma prevention.

January 2019
We had a good meeting with some follow up information from the last meeting and also TNCC updates. California will be one of the three states doing a pilot course for the 8th edition of TNCC on February 4th & 5th. The instructor launch will be April 1st, 2019 and the last day to teach the 7th edition will be June 30th. At this time there are no plans for a one day course in the new edition. We also had discussion about trauma education in different facilities. Some great education tidbits were given such as mapping out where everyone stands and what their roles are, simulations, drills, and orientation for working in trauma rooms. Lastly the board has graciously approved a grant for bringing TNCC to Northern Inyo Healthcare so we are excited to partner with them this year!

November 2018
Today we went over some updates for the new TNCC roll out in 2019. The new format of TNCC will be modeled after the newest edition of ENPC with a flipped classroom, case studies, and discussions. There will be three pilot classes in February, they are being held in Florida, Boston and if all goes well…CALIFORNIA! So stay tuned for more information on that!! We spent the rest of the meeting discussing what we would like to do in the trauma committee for 2019. Over this last year we have expanded our Committee meeting to include trauma related education/ best practice discussion (Stop the bleed, Las Vegas Shooting, Lessons learned from the Santa Barbara mudslides, mass transfusions, debriefings, REBOA and ECMO for trauma patients) and based on the feedback from our evals that was a hit so we will continue that on into 2019

November 2017
We are working on a state sponsored TNCC instructor course for the 1st quarter of 2018 in the Santa Barbra area. If you are in need of instructor courses in your area please let us know. We had discussion about STOP the bleed campaign and instructor courses as well as the possibility of pairing with the education committee to bring the course to a state meeting. We briefly discussed mass transfusion protocols and different things institutions are doing. We also spent time talking about what institutions are doing to support their ED staff that was involved in the Las Vegas shooting. It was a great discussion overall. Thank you!