About the Course
Audience: Nurses in every setting should be prepared to safeguard the public and their patients in the event of a chemical disaster. Nurses in rural or urban centers should be aware of hazards and emergency responses.
- Define chemical mass casualty event terminology.
- Explain the roles of responders in the incident command system.
- Identify specific risks, symptoms and consequences associated with specific chemical exposures.
- Identify the responsibilities of federal and state agencies in chemical events.
- Describe the importance and procedures of decontamination in a chemical event.
- Examine the all-hazard risk appraisal for chemical exposure.
- Describe the considerations for triage and movement of chemical casualties.
- Describe confounding factors in mass casualty chemical disasters.
- Review the competencies for chemical disaster nursing.
- List resources for further information on chemical mass casualty care.
About the Author
Mary C. Ross, RN, PhD
Dr. Ross is an experienced nurse who has practiced and taught in a variety of health-care facilities and universities. A former flight nurse in the Air Force with multiple deployments, she graduated from The University of Alabama in Birmingham and completed her doctorate in nursing at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing.
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