Nevada Terrorism Response
Nevada Mandated Terrorism / Bioterrorism Response Continuing Education
|1058||Nevada - Terrorism Response for Dental Professionals - 4 Hours||Dental CE, State Mandated Courses, Bioterrorism||Nevada||$35.00|| ||nevada|
|1045||Nevada - Terrorism Response for Healthcare Professionals - 4 Hours||Nursing CE, State Mandated Courses, Bioterrorism||Nevada||$25.00|| ||nevada|
Nevada Terrorism Response Continuing Education Requirements : The 2003 legislature passed Assembly Bill 250, which requires that several types of health care professionals, take four hours of continuing education “relating to the medical consequences of an act of terrorism that involves the use of a weapon of mass destruction.”
Dental: To comply with the requirements of Revised Statute 631.342(1)(d), the Board has approved two(2) online bioterrorism courses for ALL STATE LICENSEES through Biologix Solutions LLC. For information on lecture courses for in state licensees, please contact the Board office.
Nursing: The bill’s requirements are incorporated into the Nevada Nurse Practice Act (NRS 632.343 (3). Nevada law requires that several types of healthcare professionals, including nurses, take four hours of continuing education “relating to the medical consequences of an act of terrorism (bioterrorism response) that involves the use of a weapon of mass destruction.” This requirement has been incorporated into the Nevada Nurse Practice Act (NRS 632.343 (3). Provider approved by another state nursing board (e.g., California, Florida) or health-related board, or is recognized by one of the national organizations, it is accepted by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
Beginning January 1, 2005, all nurses renewing their licenses must have completed this four-hour terrorism response course as part of their CE renewal requirement. On that date, the Board’s random CE audits began to include auditing for proof that renewing nurses have completed the bioterrorism course. Completing a bioterrorism course which meets the requirements of the law is a one-time requirement of all RNs and LPNs with active Nevada licenses. Once the course is completed, it doesn’t have to be taken again.
The bill specifies that the course of instruction must include:
- An overview of acts of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction;
- Personal protective equipment required for acts of terrorism;
- Common symptoms and methods of treatment associated with exposure to, or injuries caused by, chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear agents;
- Syndromic surveillance and reporting procedures for acts of terrorism that involve biological agents; and
- An overview of the information available on, and the use of, the Health Alert Network.
Completing a bioterrorism course which meets the requirements of the law is a one-time requirement of all RNs and LPNs with active Nevada licenses. Once the course is completed, it doesn’t have to be taken again.
The four hours may be counted as part of the 30-hour CE requirement for RN and LPN renewal, and as part of the 45-hour CE requirement for APN and CRNA renewal.
While the legislature didn’t mandate the course for CNAs, the Board highly encourages them to take it as part of their 24 hour in-service training renewal requirement.
NOTE: If you took a bioterrorism course after October 1, 2003 and before January 1, 2005, AND it met the requirements of the law, the Board will count that course as meeting your one-time requirement. Just make sure you keep a copy of the certificate in case you are audited.
Biologix Solutions is nationally approved provider of continuing education for nursing, dental, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other healthcare professionals. Please visit the accreditation and approvals section of the website for full list of approvals.
Note: This course does NOT provide AMA Category-1 CME as required by NV State Board of Medical Examiners for Physicians & Physician Assistants (PAs). Please contact Medical Board to inquire about accepted courses.