Responding to Weather Emergencies and Natural Hazards

Responding to Weather Emergencies and Natural Hazards 

The purpose of this course to help healthcare providers prepare for emergencies. The content of this course focuses on the components that should make up a general emergency preparation plan, including hazard assessment, communication, and evacuation and sheltering-in-place procedures. This course also provides tips and guidelines for what healthcare providers should do before, during, and after major natural disasters and human-caused emergencies.



$29.99

Hours: 2.00
REL-PAC-0-SAFE108

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1933634

Oregon Department of Human Services

2.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-SAFE108
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2025
Learning Objectives:
• Perform a hazard assessment and participate in emergency planning
• Identify the importance of and the different components of an emergency plan
• Create a list of supplies that are needed in order to be prepared for an emergency
• Understand best practices for sheltering in place, evacuating, and relocating a care community
• Discuss the difference between natural hazards and human-caused emergencies
• Identify proper responses to various weather emergencies and natural hazards

Outline:

1.       Preparing for the Worst



a.       Hazard assessment



b.       Communication



c.       Staff and client tracking



d.       Assigning roles in emergency response



                                                               i.      Program administrator



                                                             ii.      Disaster leaders



                                                           iii.      Safety supervisors



                                                           iv.      Safety monitors



                                                             v.      Evacuation leaders



                                                           vi.      Medical teams



e.       Transfer agreements



f.        T

Instructor: Eric Chalfant, PhD
Dr. Eric Chalfant is a professional researcher and author with a PhD in religious studies from Duke University. He honed his research skills as a nationally-ranked collegiate policy debater and debate coach at Whitman College. In addition to his work for OnCourse Learning, Eric has contributed to Duke University's National Congregation Study and has edited and published scholarly works for Oxford University Press. Disclosure: Eric Chalfant, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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