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Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Emergency Preparedness for Nevada Nurses
Course Description
Fulfills 4-hour Nevada nursing CEU bioterrorism training requirement relating to the medical consequences of an act of terrorism that involves the use of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). Prepare for and respond effectively to an act of bioterrorism, including methods of protection for NV nurses (RN/LPN) and patients, and the role of HAN and NVHAN.
Learning Outcome and Objectives
1) Define the terms “terrorism,” “terrorist attack,” “weapons of mass destruction (WMDs),” and “syndromic surveillance.”

2) Distinguish between a terrorist attack, criminal act, and mass casualty incident.

3) Describe types of terrorists and terrorist attacks.

4) Identify appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used when treating patients potentially or actually exposed to nuclear, biological, and chemical agents.

5) Review signs and symptoms of exposure to and emergency treatment for patients exposed to biological, nuclear, and chemical agents.

6) Explain the Health Alert Network (HAN), including its purpose and the features unique to the Nevada HAN.
Nursing

 
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

Course Availability: Expires September 30, 2021. You must score 70% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., provides educational activities that are free from bias. The information provided in this course is to be used for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare.

Authors
Monica A. Nathan, MSEd, BSN, RN, CNOR, CERT-IT

Monica Nathan served as a perioperative nurse and educator in the U.S. Army. Following her military retirement, she became an perioperative nurse and quality assurance coordinator for a freestanding ambulatory surgery center. She is a CERT team member and instructor and a California Disaster Service Worker.
Accreditation & Approval Information
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300, for 4 Contact Hours. CE Broker Approval Number 50-2174. Florida nursing licensees must retain this certificate for at least 4 years. Do not forward to Florida Board of Nursing.
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 09/30/2021
Cost: $40.00
Credit Offered: 4 ANCC Credits
 
 
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