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ED Nurses Role in a Disaster
This course focuses on the responsibilities of the bedside nurse during disaster events to ensure influx of patients integrates with care of current patient load. Course expires 10/31/2024.
Additional Information
This course is included in the Clinical Practice – Novice Pathway. Click here for more information about pathway education and savings.
Description
Federal, local government, and civilian emergency response teams undergo rigorous training on the response level duties during disasters following the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This training ensures streamlined, efficient, and safe operations at the scene of the disaster, rooted in a common incident command structure (Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA], 2021). With the crux of the training focused on what response level providers provide and how it leaves a delta in the educational role of the in-department clinician during such disasters. Focusing on the duties, roles, and responsibilities of the bedside clinician in the emergency department during these atypical events can ensure the influx of new patients integrates fluidly with the care of the current patient load unaffected by the disaster.

Presenter: Erik J. Usher, MSN, RN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CFRN 

Disclosure: The planners and presenters of this course have no conflicts of interest. Learners will be awarded 1.0 CNE contact hour upon completion of the course and submitting an evaluation. Course expires 10/31/2024. 

The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit No. P0232

The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.

Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Access expires on 10/31/2024
Cost: Non-Member: $30.00
Member: $24.00
Credit Offered:
1 Contact Hours Credit
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