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REG109 - Hazardous Weather and Internal Disaster Preparedness (1.0 HR)

 

Purpose: To educate and inform staff about general guidelines to follow during internal disaster situations at healthcare facilities. Objectives: 1. Discuss facility protocol in the event of an internal disaster situation; 2. Explore facility evacuation measures; 3. Differentiate between weather watch and weather warning situations; 4. Discuss safety measures utilized during a tornado warning; 5. Explore flooding situations and appropriate clean-up procedures; 6. Discuss hazards associated with ice storms; 7. Explore dangers associated with blizzard conditions; 8. Discuss earthquakes. Continuing Education Credits: 0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.