Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness, 4th Edition

Author: Tener Goodwin Veenema PhD MPH MS CPNP FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co.
Date Published: 2018
Pages: 204
Cover Type: Loose-Leaf Spiral Binding
Expiration Date: 12/31/2023

Objectives:

Chapter 1: Essentials of Disaster Planning

  • Classify the major types of disasters based on their characteristics and the impact each type of disaster has on the affected community.
  • Discuss areas of focus in emergency and disaster planning: preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and evaluation.
  • Describe risk assessment, hazard identification, and vulnerability analysis.

Chapter 5: Emergency Medical Consequence Planning for Special Events, Mass Gatherings, and Mass Casualty Incidents

  • Identify three goals of emergency care at mass gatherings.
  • List at least four items that a healthcare provider must be aware of in case a mass gathering should decompensate into a mass casualty incident (MCI).
  • State the governing principle for disaster nursing.

Chapter 6: Legal and Ethical Issues in Disaster Response

  • Describe the ethical issues unique to disasters and the resources available for nurses.
  • List three ethical and legal issues that challenge nurses during disaster situations.

Chapter 9: Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Disasters

  • Identify the relationship between the type of disaster and its psychosocial impact.
  • Discuss the impact of disaster trauma on first responders, including nurses involved in planning and response.

Chapter 10: Management of the Psychosocial Effects of Disasters

  • Discuss the role of the mental health professional on the disaster team.
  • Identify signs/symptoms of:
    • Acute stress disorder (ASD).
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Chapter 16: Nursing in Disasters, Catastrophes, and Complex and Humanitarian Emergencies

  • Appreciate the scale of disasters, and how sociopolitical, economic, and cultural factors contribute to the development of complex humanitarian emergencies worldwide.
  • List at least three of the strategies recommended to maintain the personal safety of nurses working in disaster relief.

Chapter 17: Natural Disasters

  • Identify the major types of natural/environmental disasters and their physical, social, and economic impact.

Chapter 18: Environmental Disasters and Emergencies

  • Identify the health outcomes associated with the most commonly occurring environmental disasters.

Chapter 19: Restoring Public Health Under Disaster Conditions: Basic Sanitation, Water and Food Supply, and Shelter

  • Describe the ten essential functions of public health as they relate to a disaster.
  • List several goals for nursing care in a disaster.

Chapter 22: Disaster Triage

  • Describe the differences between:
    • Daily hospital triage.
    • Mass casualty incidents.
    • Disaster triage.
  • Explain the criteria for each of the five basic primary disaster triage levels.

Chapter 23: Disaster Management

  • Describe the three types of disaster planning.
  • Discuss the impact of disasters on the health system’s capacity to maintain quality of care.

Chapter 24: Public Health Emergencies Involving Community Violence and Civil Unrest: Taking Planned Action

  • Describe the social issues that are foundational elements in civil unrest.
  • Describe the preparedness activities that will help nurses in relation to civil unrest and active shooter incidents.

Chapter 28: Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Unique Threat

  • Describe the basic categories of chemical and biological (CB) agents a nurse might encounter in an unconventional attack.
  • Define the basic features of mass psychogenic illness and apply this to the public’s reaction to real or perceived threats of bioterrorism.

Chapter 32: Infectious Disease Emergencies

  • Describe the relationship between emergencies and infectious diseases.
  • List infectious diseases of high concern.

This program is pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

CCRNs: This course is eligible for new synergy model Category C.

We have reproduced 14 chapters (204 pages) for this activity. The entire book has 768 pages and is available from the publisher for $150. The book is not included.

The goal of Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness is to help you respond to a disaster or public health emergency in a timely and appropriate manner. 

Disasters lay heavy burdens upon healthcare systems that stretch all levels of society. While natural and man-made disasters are not new, the global nature, rate, type, and totality of their impact has only increased. 

Nurses consistently comprise seventy or more percent of responders to local, national, regional, and global crises, and represent a potentially untapped resource to achieve surge capacity goals and optimize population health outcomes. 

Table of Contents

I. Disaster Preparedness

Essentials of Disaster Planning •  Emergency Medical Consequence Planning for Special Events, Mass Gatherings, and Mass Casualty Incidents • Legal and Ethical Issues in Disaster Response

II. Disaster Mental Health and HighVulnerability Populations

Understanding the Psychosocial Impact of Disasters •  Management of the Psychosocial Effects of Disasters

III. Global Disasters and Complex Human Emergencies

Nursing in Disasters, Catastrophes, and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Worldwide • Natural Disasters •  Environmental Disasters and Emergencies •  Restoring Public Health Under Disaster Conditions: Basic Sanitation, Water and Food Supply, and Shelter

IV. Disaster Response

Disaster Triage •  Disaster Management •  Public Health Emergencies Involving Community Violence and Civil Unrest: Taking Planned Action

V. Disaster Caused by Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Agents

Biological and Chemical Terrorism •  Infectious Disease Emergencies

 

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