Emergency Management Planning (for Nurses and Administrators)
Mass casualty emergencies can happen at any time and just about anywhere in the country. They can take many forms, from natural disasters such as hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and the terrible flooding in their aftermath–to man-made disasters like the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. The common denominator in most of these emergencies is that they tend to affect entire communities and they can give rise to a surge of victims needing assistance who may overwhelm the normal capacities of first responders such as police, fire and EMS, but also hospital first receivers, those healthcare providers who will be receiving victims in numbers that may quickly overtax their capabilities. This program will address steps that the Joint Commission has mandated for all hospitals to address emergency management planning.
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Medcom Trainex designates this course for 1 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number FBN2818). Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product.
1. Describe the major steps the Joint Commission has mandated for emergency planning. 2. Describe the major types of mass casualty events. 3. Describe the importance of emergency drills. 4. List the areas of a hospital that must have emergency power backup.