Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 8 Contact Hours
Item#: VDS08

Disaster Preparedness Bundle

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Item # VDS08
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Emergency Preparedness and Response for Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7204  

Although many healthcare centers have prepared emergency response plans and require that staff read them annually, the reality is that there is a significant gap between reading and understanding the information provided. Reading a carefully developed plan is not the same as actually attempting to put it into action. Utilizing alternate standards of care without having reviewed, practiced, and discussed them prior to an actual event makes them difficult to implement in an actual disaster.  

This course is designed to provide the healthcare professional with the knowledge to apply and integrate the four phases of emergency management into his or her practice. This knowledge will provide the healthcare professional with the critical tools required to understand, provide expert feedback on, and apply this information to their healthcare facility‚Äôs Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) response plan. 

Florida - Fulfills your 2 hour emergency preparedness requirement.  

Bioterrorism: The Biology of Threats and Health Impacts

Price: $44.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
Item # V7240  

Expiration Date: November 25, 2017

This course focuses on the properties of the most likely biological agents and the associated diseases that could be involved in terrorist acts. A foundational understanding of bacterial, viral, and biological toxins, as well as principles of disease epidemiology, is necessary to understand the biological agents that are considered our most significant threats. In addition to a review of the characteristics of bacteria and viruses, an in-depth analysis of Category A biological weapons (agents of highest threat/risk) is provided, including their history and significance, biological characteristics, means of transmission, clinical features and presentation, criteria for diagnosis, medical management, and options for prophylaxis. This course is organized in such a way as to serve as a foundation to meet the informational needs of the healthcare team, as well as public health and law enforcement personnel, to be prepared to recognize and respond to biological terrorism-associated incidents.


Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Critical Incidents: Implications for Practitioners

Price: $9.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7267  

Release Date: December 22, 2016

As we move further into the 21st century, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear critical incidents are on the rise. Between social media and 24/7 news, we learn about these incidents in real time. Healthcare practitioners are challenged now more than ever to mobilize in an instant to meet the needs of victims and communities during the response and recovery efforts.                                                    

This course is designed to give clinicians an overview of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents. The topics include how such incidents occur; the toxicity and clinical implications of agents that can be released; how a critical incident scene is managed; mass casualty triage and decontamination procedures; and how healthcare facilities plan for and facilitate the recovery effort as things get back to normal after a critical incident.