Professional Learning

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On-Line Learning Opportunities

Preparing Nurses to Respond to Disasters

The goals of the National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI) at George Washington University are to increase nurses' awareness of their roles and responsibilities in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from CBRNE events and providing nurses with comprehensive emergency preparedness training.

The course, Nurses on the Front Line: Preparing for Emergencies and Disasters, incorporates elements of the critical thinking involved in performance-level training. Web-based training cannot substitute for high-quality, performance-level classroom training, but the reality is that most nurses are unable to attend such a course in person. Through the online course, nurses learn how to triage, assess, and treat patients and practice clinical decision-making skills.

Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies--Free Training!

The Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies course is a web-based course that enhances community preparedness by providing awareness-level training on the roles and responsibilities of the local public health community and its partners. The course covers local and federal resources and capabilities that may exist to help provide post-exposure prophylaxis for a large population in response to a catastrophic CBRNE or other public health event. It also reviews actions taken by a local jurisdiction during a public health emergency that require response at the local level and deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

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National Incident Management System (NIMS)

FEMA Active Shooter Online Course: IS 907

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.

All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.

This course is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement employees. The material may provide law enforcement officers information on recommended actions for non-law enforcement employees to take should they be confronted with an active shooter situation.