Emergency Preparedness (1.0 CE for Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators)

07-24-2023 07:47 AM

Course Description

Healthcare organizations must prepare for a range of emergencies, including violent acts that are increasingly common in the U.S., power outages that can test emergency plans, and extreme weather events resulting from changing climates. The process of being prepared in an emergency involves planning, training, and evaluating different scenarios to mitigate future occurrences. The goal of emergency preparedness is to safeguard the facility, its staff, and its patients. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of an emergency action plan and its components 
  • Identify the essential resources required during an emergency 

  • Classify different types of emergency situations 

  • Evaluate and differentiate between techniques and tools used in emergency scenarios 

  • Analyze best practices and prevention strategies utilized during emergencies 

Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.

CE Information

This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours by the the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing. 

Course Authors

This course was written by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.

Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice along with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.