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Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Examination Review

SKU# 9780826131942

Think in Questions, Learn by Rationales

Author: , Kendra Menzies Kent MS, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, TCRN

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This is a comprehensive review for the new trauma-certified registered nurse exam, featuring innovative clinical judgment--enhancing content review, 500 practice-test Q&As with rationales, test-taking skills, and in-depth coverage of the test blueprint. This review is distinguished by its unique "Think in Questions" format, which helps readers to anticipate the kinds of questions that might be asked and promotes critical thinking throughout the exam. The content review is comprised of bite-size sections for easier learning and memorization that include thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints.

The review's user-friendly format guides candidates through each topic with a short content review followed by a Socratic-style Q&A reasoning process to assist in arriving at the best possible clinical judgment. It also includes plentiful tables and charts to reinforce learning, a chapter on test-taking skills, specific guidance on preparing for the certification exam, and useful suggestions related to the exam format.

Key Features:

  • Goes beyond mere memorization of facts with "Think in Questions" Socratic-style content review
  • Provides content review, practice exam-style Q&A with rationales, test-taking skills, and test blueprint format
  • Includes thousands of unfolding questions, answers, and hints
  • Contains "bite-size" sections for each topic for easier learning and memorization
  • Includes 500 exam-style questions with rationales

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) is the sole owner of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification program.

BCEN does not endorse any TCRN certification exam review resources or have a proprietary relationship with Springer Publishing Company.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 17, 2017
  • Page Count 474
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131942
  • EISBN 9780826131959

About The Author(s) 

Kendra Menzies Kent, MS, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, TCRN, is the nursing director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital in south Florida. She is a highly experienced critical care trauma nurse and an accomplished instructor, with multiple specialty certifications in critical care and extensive clinical experience in a majority of critical care specialty areas. Ms. Kent is also an educational consultant for Med-Ed Seminars in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a speaker for Health and Sciences Television Network (HSTN) and HSTN videos. Ms. Kent has edited or contributed to Decision-Making in Medical Surgical Nursing, Evaluation Process: Competency-Based Orientation, Expert 10-Minute Physical Examination Expert Rapid Response, AACN Neuroscience Orientation PowerPoint for Traumatic Brain Injury, Critical Care Essentials, and CCRN Review Q&A. She is the author of Adult CCRN Certification Review: Think in Questions, Learn by Rationale for Springer Publishing Company.

Table of Contents 



PART I: Clinical Practice: Head and Neck

1. Neurological Trauma


2. Maxillofacial Trauma


3. Neck Trauma


PART II: Clinical Practice: Trunk

4. Thoracic Trauma


5. Abdominal Trauma


6. Genitourinary Trauma


7. Obstetrical Trauma


PART III: Clinical Practice: Extremity and Wound

8. Musculoskeletal Trauma


9. Surface and Burn Trauma


PART IV: Clinical Practice: Special Considerations

10. Psychosocial Issues of Trauma


11. Shock


12. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome/Multiple Organ Dysfunction


PART V: Continuum of Care for Trauma

13. Injury Prevention and Public Education


14. Prehospital Care


15. Patient Safety and Patient Transfers


16. Forensic Issues


17. End-of-Life Issues


PART VI: Professional Issues

18. Trauma Quality Management


19. Staff Safety and Critical Incident Stress Management


20. Disaster Management


21. Regulations and Standards


22. Ethical Issues


PART VII: Questions, Answers, and Rationales

23. TCRN® Practice Test

24. Chapter Review Answers and Rationales

25. TCRN® Practice Test Answers and Rationales