Summary: This book addresses issues in disaster preparedness specific to nurses in a host of practice sites. Through a compilation of research, nurses' personal experiences in disaster and trauma care, firsthand accounts from the authors and other experts in bioterrorism and disaster preparedness, this book introduces users to basic disaster nursing and works to help prepare them for a wide spectrum of settings and situations that are relevant in today's world. It includes a
pocket flip chart that serves as a quick guide to fast facts imperative to nurses in responding to disasters of all kinds. Nursing Students and Nursing Professionals.
Summary: This book addresses issues in disaster preparedness specific to nurses in a host of practice sites. Through a compilation of research, nurses' personal experiences in disaster and trauma care, firsthand accounts from the authors and other experts in bioterrorism and disaster preparedness, this book introduces users to basic disaster nursing and works to help prepare them for a wide spectrum of settings and situations that are relevant in today's world. It includes a pocket flip chart that serves as a quick guide to fast facts imperative to nurses in responding to disasters of all kinds. Nursing Students and Nursing Professionals. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 10/12/2004 International: No
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1. Disasters: A Basic Overview.
2. Planning for Disasters.
3. Organization of Disaster Response.
4. Promoting Mental Health Pre- and Post-Disaster.
5. Preparing Nursing Administrators, Faculty and Students for Disasters and Decontamination.
6. Staff Nurse Preparation and Management of Casualties.
7. Management and Preparation for Battlefield Casualties.
8. Preparing Community Health Nurses and Nurses in Ambulatory Health Centers.
9. Considerations for Vulnerable Populations.
10. Preparing Nurses to Plan and Care for Children During Disaster Situations.
11. Role of the Infection Control Professional in Disaster Preparedness.
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