About the Course
Target Audience: The target audience for this education program is nurses working within the emergency department who interact daily with patients presenting with substance abuse and toxicologic emergencies, environmental emergencies, and disasters.
Course Overview: This emergency nursing course covers two key topics. Substance abuse and topologic emergencies are an every day occurrence in the emergency department. Likewise, having the know-how in environmental emergencies and disasters is a key to successful patient care.
- Identify the various substances and agents that can result in a toxicologic emergency.
- Compare and contrast the side effects of the various substances and agents that could have been ingested.
- Differentiate the interventions that will need to be taken with the various substances and agents that could have been ingested.
- Identify the various types of animal or insect bite reactions.
- Compare and contrast the side effects of the various animal or insect bite reactions.
- Differentiate the interventions that will need to be taken with the various animal or insect bite reactions.
- List the potential contagions that can result in a disaster response.
- Compare and contrast the side effects of the various contagions associated with a disaster.
- Differentiate the interventions to be used with the various contagions associated with a disaster.
About the Author
Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN
Jennifer R. Buettner, RN, CEN, currently serves as the nurse educator for the emergency department (ED) at DeKalb Medical Center at Hillandale, Lithonia, Georgia. In this role, Mrs. Buettner works to advance the careers of emergency nurses through education and evidence-based practice. Mrs. Buettner holds certifications in basic disaster life support (BDLS), advanced disaster life support (ADLS), and as a certified emergency nurse (CEN). In addition, she serves as an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor. She is a course coordinator for the trauma nursing core course (TNCC) and emergency nursing pediatric course (ENPC). She is also a current member of the Emergency Nurses Association and an advocate for the Board Certified Emergency Nursing exam.
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