Chapter Report to State Council
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!
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
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!