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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To provide registered professional nurses with information to increase their knowledge about current issues affecting emergency nursing practice.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Recognize issues related to using an abbreviation for the drug, Alteplase.
  2. Select issues related to valproic acid (VPA) overdose.
  3. Identify the risks to older persons from the use of opioids and benzodiazepines.
  4. Identify the causes, presentation, diagnosis, and complications of traumatic diaphragmatic rupture.
  5. Summarize the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, management, and prophylaxis for a patient with hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP).
  6. Recognize the risks and management of hypothermia in a trauma patient.
  7. Select injury prevention strategies that can be applied by emergency health care professionals to prevent unintentional overdose in people with substance use disorder (SUD).
  8. Identify strategies to promote the safe response to an opioid overdose victim outside of the emergency department.
  9. Select risk factors for meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) and techniques for preventing and/or managing the condition in the nonvigorous infant.
Price: $23.95


  • ANCC 3.5 CH
  • DC - BON 3.5 CH
  • FL - BON 3.5 CH
  • GA - BON 3.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: JEN0119C
Published: January 2019
Expires: 12/2/2022
Required Passing Score: 44/62 (70%)
Categories: Emergency care
Specialties: Emergency