Nursing: Bioterrorism for Nevada Nurses

22.95
Online
Mandatory
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About the Course

The threat of terrorism has become a fact of daily life in Nevada, as well as the rest of the world. It is not always obvious when a disaster is a terrorist attack and not all emergencies or disasters are terrorist attacks. Understanding the basics of a disaster and terrorist attack - as well as the role the nurse plays in dealing with the medical consequences, syndromic surveillance/reporting requirements, and casualty treatment - are vital to successful mitigation and response in a disaster or terrorist attack. This course meets the Nevada Board of Nursing continuing education requirement for bioterrorism.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Distinguish between the different types of disasters and emergencies. 
  • Explain the Nevada Health Alert Network (NVHAN), including its purpose and the features unique to HAN.
  • Relate the different biological and chemical terrorism agents to their medical consequences. 
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of exposure to and emergency treatment for victims exposed to biological and chemical agents.
  • Correlate the different radiological terrorism agents to their medical consequences.
  • Identify personal protective equipment required for various acts of disaster incidents and terrorism.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of exposure to and emergency treatment for victims exposed to nuclear agents.
  • Correlate the different weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to their medical consequences. 
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of exposure to and emergency treatment for victims exposed to weapons of mass destruction. 
  • Develop a disaster preparedness response for personal and professional terrorist response.

Authors:

Deborah S. Adelman, PhD, RN, NE-BC, is a professor of graduate nursing at Purdue University Global and a noted disaster nursing specialist who has responded to national and local disasters. Dr. Adelman has published a disaster nursing textbook and CE disaster offerings, written numerous disaster nursing articles, and made presentations to various organizations on disaster nursing and response. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy with a human resource education focus from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, College of Education and received a Master of Science in Nursing Administration with a focus on public health nursing from the University of Illinois, University Center. Dr. Adelman has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois, Medical Center, College of Nursing. She is a board-certified nurse executive and has held a variety of positions within nursing in mental health, public health, and nursing administration. Dr. Adelman is the owner and CEO of DSA Disaster and Education Consultants.

Laura Kay Wood, DNP, RN, CMCN, is a professor of graduate nursing at Purdue University Global. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice with an executive leadership focus and holds a Master of Nursing in nursing education from Purdue University Global. Dr. Wood earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Kaplan University. She is a board-certified managed care nurse and has held a variety of positions within nursing in pediatrics and health wellness. Dr. Wood is the owner and CEO of LK Legal Nurse Consultants and has published CE disaster offerings and has written numerous disaster nursing articles.
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Bioterrorism for Nevada Nurses

22.95
About the Course

The threat of terrorism has become a fact of daily life in Nevada, as well as the rest of the world. It is not always obvious when a disaster is a terrorist attack and not all emergencies or disasters are terrorist attacks. Understanding the basics of a disaster and terrorist attack - as well as the role the nurse plays in dealing with the medical consequences, syndromic surveillance/reporting requirements, and casualty treatment - are vital to successful mitigation and response in a disaster or terrorist attack. This course meets the Nevada Board of Nursing continuing education requirement for bioterrorism.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Distinguish between the different types of disasters and emergencies. 
  • Explain the Nevada Health Alert Network (NVHAN), including its purpose and the features unique to HAN.
  • Relate the different biological and chemical terrorism agents to their medical consequences. 
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of exposure to and emergency treatment for victims exposed to biological and chemical agents.
  • Correlate the different radiological terrorism agents to their medical consequences.
  • Identify personal protective equipment required for various acts of disaster incidents and terrorism.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of exposure to and emergency treatment for victims exposed to nuclear agents.
  • Correlate the different weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to their medical consequences. 
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of exposure to and emergency treatment for victims exposed to weapons of mass destruction. 
  • Develop a disaster preparedness response for personal and professional terrorist response.

Authors:

Deborah S. Adelman, PhD, RN, NE-BC, is a professor of graduate nursing at Purdue University Global and a noted disaster nursing specialist who has responded to national and local disasters. Dr. Adelman has published a disaster nursing textbook and CE disaster offerings, written numerous disaster nursing articles, and made presentations to various organizations on disaster nursing and response. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy with a human resource education focus from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign, College of Education and received a Master of Science in Nursing Administration with a focus on public health nursing from the University of Illinois, University Center. Dr. Adelman has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois, Medical Center, College of Nursing. She is a board-certified nurse executive and has held a variety of positions within nursing in mental health, public health, and nursing administration. Dr. Adelman is the owner and CEO of DSA Disaster and Education Consultants.

Laura Kay Wood, DNP, RN, CMCN, is a professor of graduate nursing at Purdue University Global. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice with an executive leadership focus and holds a Master of Nursing in nursing education from Purdue University Global. Dr. Wood earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Kaplan University. She is a board-certified managed care nurse and has held a variety of positions within nursing in pediatrics and health wellness. Dr. Wood is the owner and CEO of LK Legal Nurse Consultants and has published CE disaster offerings and has written numerous disaster nursing articles.