Disasters occur every day. The community health nurse has a significant role in preparedness, response and recovery when disaster strikes locally. Effective response to disaster demands the community health nurse to develop specific competencies. These include understanding the role, recognition of disaster-related health conditions, infection control post disaster, disease reporting, public education and stress management in the affected community.
Clark, M. J. (2015). Population and community health nursing (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Chapter 25
Identify you own level of preparedness should disaster strike in your area.
-Visit the red cross site http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready
-Discuss your response to this information.
-Were you surprised at your level of readiness?
-What steps will you take to prepare yourself and your family for the possibility of disaster?
– How can you share this information with the community? in this discussion the professor allows it be written as first person
Identify you own level of preparedness should disaster strike in your area. -Visit the red cross site http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready