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.
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 including natural and human-caused disasters
Evaluate and differentiate between techniques and tools used in emergency scenarios
Analyze best practices and prevention strategies utilized during emergencies
This educational activity was developed for nurses and healthcare professionals.
This is a microlearning course. Microlearning is an approach to learning new information in small segments of 3-15 minutes in length. This course is mobile-friendly!
There is no CE associated with this course. A certificate of completion is awarded, but no contact hours are awarded. If you are interested in earning CE, navigate to and complete the full version of this course.
This course was written by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.
earned her doctorate in nursing practice and is a certified nurse educator. Brenda has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice.