Medical Consequences of Acts of Terrorism for Nevada Nurses

22.95
Online
Mandatory
About the Course

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss incidence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases.
  • 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.
  • Correlate 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.
  • 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.

About the Authors: Laura Kay Wood, DNP, RN, CMCN; Deborah S. Adelman, PhD, RN, NE-BC; Mary
Anne Theiss, PhD, JD, RN, CNE, CMCN

Laura Kay Wood, DNP, RN, CMCN, is a Professor of Graduate Nursing at Purdue University
Global. She received her DNP in executive leadership. Her EBP project focused on disaster
nurse competencies. She holds a Masters of Nursing in Nursing Education from Kaplan
University. Her Bachelor degree in nursing is from Kaplan University. She is a board certified
managed care nurse. She has written and presented on disaster nursing.

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. She has published a disaster nursing textbook, CE disaster offerings, written numerous
disaster nursing articles, and done 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 in Nursing Administration with a focus on Public Health Nursing from the University of Illinois, University Center. She 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.

Mary Anne Theiss, PhD, JD, RN, CNE, CMCN, is a Professor of Graduate Nursing at Purdue
University Global. As an attorney she brings a legal perspective to the area of disaster nursing.
She has written and presented in disaster nursing. She holds a law degree from Syracuse
University with a specialization in medical litigation, a PhD from Capella University in
Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning, and a Masters in
Nursing from Syracuse University as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is board certified as a
nurse educator and managed care nurse.
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Medical Consequences of Acts of Terrorism for Nevada Nurses

22.95
About the Course

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss incidence and prevalence of antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases.
  • 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.
  • Correlate 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.
  • 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.

About the Authors: Laura Kay Wood, DNP, RN, CMCN; Deborah S. Adelman, PhD, RN, NE-BC; Mary
Anne Theiss, PhD, JD, RN, CNE, CMCN

Laura Kay Wood, DNP, RN, CMCN, is a Professor of Graduate Nursing at Purdue University
Global. She received her DNP in executive leadership. Her EBP project focused on disaster
nurse competencies. She holds a Masters of Nursing in Nursing Education from Kaplan
University. Her Bachelor degree in nursing is from Kaplan University. She is a board certified
managed care nurse. She has written and presented on disaster nursing.

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. She has published a disaster nursing textbook, CE disaster offerings, written numerous
disaster nursing articles, and done 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 in Nursing Administration with a focus on Public Health Nursing from the University of Illinois, University Center. She 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.

Mary Anne Theiss, PhD, JD, RN, CNE, CMCN, is a Professor of Graduate Nursing at Purdue
University Global. As an attorney she brings a legal perspective to the area of disaster nursing.
She has written and presented in disaster nursing. She holds a law degree from Syracuse
University with a specialization in medical litigation, a PhD from Capella University in
Education with a specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning, and a Masters in
Nursing from Syracuse University as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is board certified as a
nurse educator and managed care nurse.