Biochemical Terrorism: An Emergency Room Resource is organized by RnCeus Interactive and will be held from Apr 09, 2019 - Jun 01, 2020.
Nurses, and other healthcare professionals, who are likely to be among the first health providers for the ill. For example, emergency room, triage, and urgent care nurses, as well as EMTs, and others in similar roles are part of this target audience.Public Health and home care nurses, who are particularly able to observe home conditions and other family members, are a significant part of this target audience.All other nurses and healthcare professionals should be familiar with this material.
Learners who successfully complete all requirements are eligible to procure a 4.00 Contact Hour certificate of completion.
The goal of this course is to acquaint nurses, and other health care professionals, with biochemical toxins, poisons, irritants, as well as radioactive agents, that the public may come in contact with. Currently, terrorism is thought of as the method for dispersing these toxins, but it should be noted that toxic exposures can also occur accidentally, or through ignorance. This course presents information about a full range of toxins, methods for triage and treatment, both before the hospital and in the hospital. It also covers practical suggestions in a manner that will assist the caregiver involved in an emergency situation.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• State the brief history of biochemical warfare.
• Recognize first receivers roles that require special training.
• Recognize symptoms or clusters of symptoms that may indicate the possibility of community or individual biochemical exposure.
• Compare various biological agents, in terms of incubation period, signs, symptoms, sequelae and mode of transmission. Also recognize sources, availability of vaccine, if it's contagious between humans, and treatment.
• Compare various nerve, blood, pulmonary and blister agents in terms of description, onset of symptoms post exposure, signs and symptoms and routes of exposure, decontamination and treatment.
• Rank triage priorities and activities for the pre-hospital treatment of mass casualty patients.
• Differentiate between pre-hospital management and emergency room management.
• Name 2 antidotes and the signs and symptoms, as well as age range, for their use.
• List factors that should be considered when giving follow-up instructions after treatment.
• State methods of handling suspicious items.
• List personal protective equipment (PPE) required for first receiver response to radiologic terrorism.
• Identify common symptoms and methods of treatment associated with exposure to radioactive and nuclear agents.
• Identify the purpose and information available on the Health Alert Network.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Nursing