Disaster Preparedness for the Bedside Nurse

Learn about the nursing role, as well as the role of nursing informatics in managing and protecting patients and their information.

Presented by Charlene Romer, PhD, MSN, & Toni Hebda PhD, MNEd, MS

This webinar will help prepare registered nurses in acute-care settings to respond effectively to a variety of disaster situations that impact hospitals. Attendees will learn about the nurse’s general role during a disaster response, as well as a nursing-informatics perspective on managing and protecting critical patient records. The presentation will also include content on recognizing the signs of a disaster, the typical chain of command during a disaster response, functional roles and stress management for nurses and their colleagues.

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About the presenters:

Charlene Romer

Charlene Romer is an experienced nurse educator with more than 23 years in clinical, classroom and online experience in medical/surgical nursing and geriatrics. She has taught courses in: pharmacology, genetics, evidenced-based nursing practice, complementary health therapies and forensics. She is currently adjunct faculty in the online MSN program at Chamberlain College School of Nursing, and a faculty member at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA, and serves as their ATI (access to information) coordinator.

Toni Hebda

Toni Hebda is a professor of nursing in the online MSN program, Chamberlain College School of Nursing. She has taught in the diploma, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and DNP levels, worked in staff development and information services, and worked as a staff nurse. She serves as a reviewer for MERLOT and the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. Hebda has presented nationally and internationally, and co-authored Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals, now in the fifth edition. She helped to develop and currently teaches in the MSN Nursing Informatics track at Chamberlain. Her current research focus centers on nursing informatics competencies.

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