Emergency preparedness training helps Advanced Nursing Practitioner Residents build high level skills

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It can happen in an instant and health care professionals train repeatedly for emergencies, whether it be infectious disease, mass casualties, accidents or other instances where high level skills and response are needed immediately.

NDSU participants in the Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency participated in a one-day Emergency Preparedness Workshop in NDSU Aldevron Tower in June. The NDSU School of Nursing, along with SIM-ND at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, partnered for the event.

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Participants included current Nurse Practitioner Residents, as well as providers with Essentia Health.

Instruction included Stop the Bleed, emergency preparedness, a mass casualty simulation, emerging and re-emerging infectious disease and advanced training.

Those practicing in rural settings often must cover the critical access hospital/ER along with other responsibilities. The sessions give nurse practitioner residents and others a simulated experience with events that they may encounter during their careers.

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“In the rural setting, emergencies present as high stress situations and can have significant consequences for the patient, family, provider, and hospital staff involved,” said Adam Hohman, assistant professor of practice in the NDSU School of Nursing.

For nurse practitioners in emergency care, their extensive knowledge often must include both acute and chronic illness and injury, along with both basic and complex skills. To provide quality care and maintain relevant emergency care skills, initial training and continued education help providers working in community access hospitals with additional skills when working in an emergency department.

NDSU provides a federally funded Nurse Practitioner Residency program, in partnership with Essentia Health. NDSU also provides an on-campus Doctor of Nursing Practice program focusing on face-to-face instruction, with synchronous classes offered through NDSU Fargo and Bismarck sites.

The NDSU Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares students to provide advanced nursing care as a family nurse practitioner.

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