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This course focuses on the medical and psychological emergencies that are frequently found in the emergency department. Topics include violence as it relates to the emergency department (staff and patients), substance abuse, toxicological emergencies, environmental emergencies, and disaster nursing. General medical emergencies, obstetrical emergencies, pediatric emergencies, and psychiatric emergencies are areas that will also be covered.

Other Credits: BRN 15 CE hrs.

Note: Prerequisite: Students must be registered nurses or vocational nurses.

Sheehy's Manual of Emergency Care , 8th Edition
Author: Emergency Nurses Association  ISBN / ASIN: 9780323710602


UC San Diego, Division of Extended Studies is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Contact Hours: 15 hours. Contact hours are awarded for the completion of assignments and a final grade of Pass/70% (B-) or higher.

Nobody involved with the development or implementation of this course has any conflicts of interest to disclose.

This course was last updated 2024. Content is reviewed and updated as needed but no longer than 3 years. The expiration date for this course is December 31, 2027.

Course Number: NURS-40015
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)

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