This module features an overview of disaster management in EDs, including the definition of the four stages of disaster management and the appropriate triage of patients. It also describes the unique considerations of disasters that involve a chemical, radiological, or biological agent. Preparation of ED personnel, such as EMTs and RNs, will enable them to respond to disasters and the patient populations affected by them more effectively.
The goal of this program is to inform RNs and EMTs about the types of disasters and the interventions for preparing to help with response to disasters. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Explain the four stages of disaster management
- Correctly triage a patient using disaster triage criteria
- Describe unique considerations when the disaster involves a chemical, radiological, or biological agent
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses and EMTs/paramedics.
EMTs/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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