Trauma Nurse Coordinator: Three Unique Roles

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Abstract

ABSTRACT

Three nursing positions were created to effectively manage the Trauma Nurse Coordinator (TNC) role and responsibilities: Trauma Director, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Trauma Researcher. By using this innovative approach, the quality of trauma care improved as shown by decreased complication rates, lengths of stay, and trauma costs. In addition, trauma referrals, research and education increased.

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