When Disasters Strike - 16-GANN-F3-0163

When Disasters Strike

Preparing for the Unexpected

by Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P and Jeanne Seelye, RN, MSN, CEN and Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN
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This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

Price: $5.00
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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

Accreditation Information
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.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
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).
This course is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489) for 08/10/17 to 12/01/18.
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Course Originally Released on: 9/2/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/29/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Jose R - Lynwood, CA  ·  Apr 13, 2018
Not complicated and easy to understand.
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Natasha U - Homestead, FL  ·  Mar 29, 2018
very informative course
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Michelle B - Forest City, IL  ·  Mar 25, 2018
Excellent material. Easy to understand.
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Richard R - Petersburg, VA  ·  Mar 16, 2018
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Adriane c - Doniphan, MO  ·  Mar 12, 2018
Great course. It was very thorough and I would recommend to anyone needing CEUs.
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