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Emergency Response in the Correctional Setting

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

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Course Overview

Emergency Response in the Correctional Setting

Author: Sheila Burns

Correctional nurses have limited access to hands-on experience with medical emergencies. Therefore, they must rely on the knowledge and skills they have and adapt them to the correctional setting. This course will discuss how correctional nurses can use the resources they have to provide the best possible care for their patients in an emergency. It will also review the types of emergencies they may encounter and the correctional nurse’s role in managing the emergency. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction  
  2. Preparedness  
  3. Plan  
  4. Communication  
  5. Training and Practice  
  6. Equipment  
  7. Patient Assessment  
  8. Types of Emergencies  
  9. Emergency Drills  
  10. Summary  
  11. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the importance of developing and following an emergency response plan as a nurse in the correctional setting. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Recognize nurse training limitations on dealing with emergency response. 
  2. Help nurses to walk through what is expected in an emergency. 
  3. Identify areas of their practice and preparedness for an emergency and how to rectify them. 
  4. Encourage nurses to practice skills which are rarely used. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: August 26, 2021

Course Expires on: August 26, 2024

Course Offering: #124