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Wellness Classes - Healthcare Provider Courses

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

The 8Th Edition TNCC Provider course offered at Fort Healthcare is a 2-day course developed by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) to provide core-level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient. The information is presented through instructor-led lectures and psychomotor skills stations.

About TNCC

Every second counts when stabilizing life-threatening trauma cases. This course, taught by qualified nurses, prepares you with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and training needed to provide high-quality, trauma nursing care. After completing this course, you will be able to properly assess and implement evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for your patients.

Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll learn:

  • The latest trauma nursing practice recommendations
  • Systematic assessment and application of care
  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries

TNCC, 8th Edition, supports your clinical skill development! The latest edition offers exciting new features and a dynamic course structure for engaging learning.

Features include:

  • Virtual learning module
  • Interactive teaching strategies
  • Electronic, open-book testing – No more test anxiety!
  • Updated evidence-based provider manual
  • One-and-a-half-day course
  • 18.25 CNE hours
  • CHALLENGER: No classroom time. This modality is only available for registered nurses with TNCC experience and who are comfortable with self-study. RNs are verified as a TNCC provider after successful completion of the course.  RNs will receive 3 contact hours for completing the skills testing, online exam, and evaluation. Pre-course modules are optional.

Course Format

A variety of learning methodologies are included to cater to every learning style, including:

  • Manual
  • Online modules
  • Simulation
  • Instructor-led classroom discussions and skill stations

Manual: The latest edition of the TNCC Provider Manual includes evidence-based content developed by trauma emergency experts. The 24-chapter, comprehensive manual is a compilation of current trauma nursing standards and a valuable resource for future reference. The textbook for the FULL COURSE is included in the registration fee ($315) and will be delivered to students after registration is finalized. Students will receive an eBook if they sign up within 15 days of the start of the class. Students taking the CHALLENGER course will have the option to sign up for a session with a book (additional cost of $78) or without a book.

Online modules: Online modules with links to additional information are provided prior to the course date to let you learn at your own pace, apply what you learn and receive immediate feedback, and refer back to information at any time. The modules are a complete case study process — taking you through an entire sequence of care. A rescheduling fee of $100 applies if unable to attend due to incomplete modules.

Live simulation: TNCC includes training using both an individual and team approach. Trauma nursing process skills stations offer you the opportunity to practice trauma patient assessments and interventions in a controlled environment.

Instructor-led classroom discussions and skills stations: TNCC is a one-and-a-half-day intensive course taught by expert instructors.

Verification and Contact Hours

  • Upon successful completion of the course ENA will issue a 4-year provider verification card
  • Contact hours are awarded for course completion.
  • 80% is needed to pass during the multiple-choice, open book exam (50 questions).
  • 70% is needed to pass during skill station evaluation.

Remediation

  • If a student fails the multiple choice exam, the student may retest once with an alternate version of the exam.
  • If a student fails the skills station, the student may retest once with an alternate scenario.
  • If a student does not pass the skills station or written test upon retest, the student must register for another course or challenge a subsequent course in order to pursue verification status. A re-registration fee of $100 applies

Rescheduling Policy

  • All registrations are final. Course credit can be applied to future courses but will not be refunded.
  • You may email to reschedule 7 business days prior to the course start date with no additional charge. Our administrative office is closed on weekends and holidays.
  • If you contact us less than 7 business days prior to the course start date, a $100 rescheduling fee will be charged.
  • Rescheduling/cancellation exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Questions?

Please contact Course Directors Halley Decker, RN, BSN, CEN (halleybrooks@rocketmail.com) or  Juanita Tarp , RN, BSN, CEN (juanita.tarp@gmail.com) with any questions.

**PLEASE NOTE** The waiver agreement and cancellation information that you will be prompted to agree to upon checkout pertains to our fitness classes. Please disregard for this course and refer to this page of information instead!


Care of the Pediatric Patient

These classes are intended for new Pediatric nurses or experienced nurses in the community hospital setting. The classes are an overview of the common pediatric care topics divided into body systems.

There are a series of six Pediatric classes designed to prepare nursing staff to be able to take care of Pediatric patients using evidence-based guidelines. These comprehensive, interactive classes cover nursing assessment, interventions, management, and treatment of common disorders of the various body systems. Lecture, simulation, role playing, open discussion, and/or case studies are incorporated to offer active learning. The activities enhance critical reasoning/thinking skills to provide safe, quality care that encourages optimal patient outcomes.

Class #1 Introduction: An Overview of the Pediatric Patient

  1. Understand the normal growth and development of the pediatric patient from infancy through adolescence.
  2. Summarize the psychosocial, cognitive, moral and spiritual development theories as they relate to pediatric patients.
  3. Understand the principles of Family Centered Care.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate assessment of a pediatric patient.
  5. Describe the principles of fluid & nutrition management, pharmacologic management, and pain management in a pediatric patient.
  6. Demonstrate proper understanding of pediatric policies and procedures.

Class #2 Cardiovascular System & 12 Lead EKG

  1. Describe the normal heart anatomy and physiology of the pediatric patient.
  2. Understand the appropriate cardiovascular nursing physical assessments of the pediatric patient.
  3. Understand the common cardiovascular disease processes, causes, and treatments specific to the pediatric patient.
  4. Understand Fort HealthCare’s pediatric code blue policy
  5. Demonstrate satisfactory completion of the Pediatric 12 lead EKG competency (located in the resource library).
  6. Apply knowledge of pediatric cardiovascular system to case studies and simulation.

Class #3 EKG Interpretation & Neurological System

  1. Recognize how to read an EKG in a child.
  2. Recognize how to read an EKG in an infant.
  3. Understand the differences in neonate, infant and child EKG interpretation.
  4. Describe the PR and QRS differences in children < 3 years compared to adults.
  5. Describe the normal neurologic development and maturation of a pediatric patient.
  6. Understand the appropriate neurologic nursing assessments of the pediatric patient.
  7. Demonstrate proper use of the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale.
  8. Understand effective pain assessment and management for pediatric patients.
  9. Understand the common neurologic disease processes, causes, and treatments specific to the pediatric patient.
  10. Apply knowledge of pediatric neurologic system to case studies and simulation.

Class #4 Respiratory System

  1. Identify key anatomy structures of a pediatric patient’s respiratory system.
  2. Understand the physiology of the respiratory system in a pediatric patient.
  3. Define respiratory distress vs respiratory failure in a pediatric patient.
  4. Differentiate between various pediatric respiratory disease processes.
  5. Recognize and treat pediatric respiratory disease processes.
  6. Demonstrate proper use of the Pediatric Asthma & Recurrent Wheezing Protocol.
  7. Verbalize understanding of the Pediatric Oxygen Administration Policy.

Class #5 Endocrine & Gastrointestinal System

  1. Understand the development of an infant and pediatric patient’s gastrointestinal system.
  2. Understand the physiology of the gastrointestinal system in a pediatric patient.
  3. Differentiate between various pediatric gastrointestinal disease processes.
  4. Recognize and treat pediatric gastrointestinal disease processes.
  5. Verbalize understanding of the Pediatric Enema Policy.
  6. Identify key anatomy structures of a pediatric patient’s endocrine system.
  7. Understand the physiology of the endocrine system of a pediatric patient.
  8. Differentiate between various pediatric endocrine disease processes.
  9. Recognize and treat pediatric patients with endocrine disease processes.
  10. Demonstrate proper use of the Pediatric hypoglycemia protocol.

Class #6: Hematology & Shock

  1. Explain the pathophysiology of shock.
  2. Evaluate clinical signs of systemic perfusion.
  3. Differentiate between compensated shock and hypotensive shock.
  4. Describe 4 types of shock (hypovolemic, distributive, cardiogenic, and obstructive) and the signs and symptoms of each.
  5. Identify and implement appropriate treatments for each type of shock.
  6. Identify key lab values for pediatric patient.
  7. Differentiate between various pediatric hematology disease processes.
  8. Recognize and treat pediatric patients with hematological disease processes.
  9. Demonstrate proper use of the Pediatric blood administration policy.

If you would like to enroll for all 6 classes at once and receive a 10% discount, please contact Lisa Rudolph RN, MSN, CCRN-K Fort HealthCare’s Educational Services Coordinator lisa.rudolph@forthc.com  or 920.568.5206  to enroll in the entire course.

Satisfactory completion of the post-test will award the participant 5 contact hours. Fort HealthCare Learning Center is a continuing education unit (CEU) provider through the Wisconsin Society for HealthCare Education and Training (WISHET).  Please note that one hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU (i.e. 1 contact hour = 1 CEU).

**NOTE** Withdrawals or cancellations less than 14 days prior to class will be charged a $25 fee**


Critical Care Classes

These classes are intended for new critical care (such as ICU, ED, CCU) nurses or experienced nurses in the community hospital setting. The classes provide an in-depth study of commonly seen critical care issues, arranged by body system.  Lecture, simulation, role playing, open discussion, and case studies are used to increase critical thinking when caring for potentially unstable patients.

There are a series of six critical care classes designed to prepare nursing staff to be able to take care of critically ill patients using evidence-based guidelines. These comprehensive, interactive classes cover nursing assessment, interventions, management, and treatment of common disorders of the various body systems. Lecture, simulation, role playing, open discussion, and/or case studies are incorporated to offer active learning activities that enhance critical reasoning/thinking skills to provide safe, quality care that encourages optimal patient outcomes.

Each body system class is offered twice per year.  You may begins classes at anytime throughout the year as you do not have to complete them in order.  You can enroll by class or you may enroll for all courses at once. To sign up for individual body system critical care ,  please sign up in that section. If you would like to enroll for all 6 classes at once and receive a 10% discount, please contact Lisa Rudolph RN, MSN, CCRN-K,  Fort HealthCare’s Educational Services Coordinator lisa.rudolph@forthc.com  or 920.568.5206  to enroll in the entire course.

Class #1:  Cardiovascular System

  1. Compare and contrast preload and afterload.
  2. Understand how to manage the patent with a central venous pressure (CVP) line and/or an arterial line.
  3. Understand how to manage the administration of vasopressors to the critically ill.
  4. Recognize the oxygen supply and demands for critically ill patients.
  5. Understand how to manage the patient with atrial fibrillation, heart failure, chest pain, or acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Class #2:  Respiratory System

  1. Understand the function of the respiratory system in relation to ventilation and perfusion.
  2. Compare & contrast obstructive and restrictive lung disease.
  3. Discuss the causes, interventions, and treatment modalities for patient diagnosed with pneumonia and pulmonary emboli.
  4. Understand how to manage various oxygen delivery methods.
  5. Understand how to manage the ventilated patient.
  6. Discuss causes and treatments of Respiratory acidosis, respiratory alkalosis, metabolic acidosis, and metabolic alkalosis.
  7. Identify normal arterial blood gas value and interpret the meaning of abnormal.

Class #3:  Renal System & Sepsis

  1. Compare & contrast SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock.
  2. Understand how sepsis affects the body.
  3. Identify the components for early recognition of sepsis.
  4. Recognize evidence-based interventions included in the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines.
  5. Understand the workflow related to the FHC Sepsis Alert.
  6. Compare & contrast acute and chronic renal failure.
  7. Identify the phases and treatment of acute tubular necrosis.
  8. Understand how to manage the dialysis patient.

Class #4:  Neurological System

  1. Understand the blood flow to the brain.
  2. Compare and contrast a Transient ischemic Attack (TIA) and a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA).
  3. Compare and contrast ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.
  4. Identify common diagnostics and treatment for stroke patients.
  5. Recognize nursing interventions necessary to provide safe, quality care for a stroke patient.
  6. Accurately complete a NIH Stroke Scale assessment tool.
  7. Review symptoms, treatments, nursing interventions, and diagnostics of patients whom have a seizure.

Class #5:  Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Systems

  1. Identify the common diseases within the GI system and understand the risk factors, signs & symptoms, treatments, and diagnostics associated with them.
  2. Understand what is Clostridium dificile, how it is spread, and common treatments modalities associated.
  3. Identify common disease associated with the Endocrine system and understand the risk factors, signs & Symptoms, treatments, and diagnostics associated with them.
  4. Identify the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and the various complications, treatments, and resources available.

Class #6:  EKG Recognition & Case Studies

  1. Identify various EKG waves and their normal values.
  2. Differentiate between first degree, second degree, and third degree heart block.
  3. Accurately interpret basic EKG rhythms that include: sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, sinus arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, junctional rhythm, accelerated junctional rhythm, idioventricular rhythm, atrial flutter, and asystole on a six second strip.
  4. Recognize ectopic beats such as premature ventricular contractions, premature atrial contractions, and premature junctional contractions.
  5. Recognize and measure bundle branch blocks.
  6. Recognize T wave inversion, ST depression, and ST elevation on a six second EKG strip.

Satisfactory completion of the post-test will award the participant 5 contact hours. Fort HealthCare Learning Center is a continuing education unit (CEU) provider through the Wisconsin Society for HealthCare Education and Training (WISHET).  Please note that one hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU (i.e. 1 contact hour = 1 CEU).

**NOTE** Withdrawals or cancellations less than 14 days prior to class will be charged a $25 fee**


Basic EKG Class

Designed for healthcare staff (RN, LPN, ECG techs, etc) and motivated students who want to learn the basic ECG skills of measuring, recognizing, and interpreting simple cardiac rhythms. Motivated healthcare students also welcome. Topics include correct lead placement, troubleshooting poor tracings, recognition and measurement of various EKG waves. Recognition of ectopic beats, bundle branch blocks, and ST changes are covered along with 14 common rhythms.

The class involves lecture, time to work independently in the AHA workbook, dialogue with case scenarios, and 1:1 assistance. The participants will take a rhythm test at the end of class to ensure learning objectives have been met.  Rhythm flashcards and worksheets will be available to take home for practice time.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The learner will identify who should be on a cardiac monitor and why.
  2. The learner will identify how to apply the cardiac monitor, correct lead placement, and strategies to troubleshoot poor tracings.
  3. The learner will be able to recognize and measure the P wave, QRS complex, T-wave, PR interval, and QT interval.
  4. The learner will be able to recognize and identify common cardiac rhythms that include:
    • Sinus bradycardia
    • Sinus rhythm
    • Sinus tachycardia
    • Junctional rhythm
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Atrial flutter
    • First-degree heart block
    • Second-degree heart block
    • Third-degree heart block
    • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
    • Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
    • Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
    • Asystole
    • Pulseless Electrical Activity
  1. The learner will recognize T-wave abnormalities such as T-wave inversion, ST depression, and ST elevation.
  2. The learner will recognize ectopic beats that include: Premature atrial contractions (PACs) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). They will also be able to understand why the patient is having ectopic beats, when they are significant, and when you should call a physician or report it to a nurse.
  3. The learner will recognize bundle branch blocks, when they are significant, why does the patient have them, and when they should call the physician or report findings to a nurse.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Satisfactory completion of the rhythm test at the end of the class will award the participant 5 contact hours. Fort HealthCare Learning Center is a continuing education unit (CEU) provider through the Wisconsin Society for HealthCare Education and Training (WISHET). Please note that one hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU (i.e. 1 contact hour = 1 CEU).

Class fee includes American Heart Association ECG/Pharmacology workbook and ECG caliper.  For more information contact Lisa Rudolph RN, MSN, CCRN-K,   Fort HealthCare’s Educational Services Coordinator lisa.rudolph@forthc.com or 920.568.5206.

**NOTE** Withdrawals or cancellations less than 14 days prior to class will be charged a $25 fee**