effective disaster response plan elements

effective disaster response plan

  • Identify interventions as pertains to public health nursing related to each stage of disaster: preparedness, response and recovery
  • Discuss the component elements of an effective disaster response plan and the role of the community health nurse related to disaster situations.
  • Identify potential biological effects of disaster
  • Overview
  • 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.