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
Disaster Management and the Role of the Community Health Nurse
Create a power point with the intended audience to be a community health department.
Focus on a real or fictional disaster that has or could affect your area. For example, if you live on the Florida coast you might choose potential hurricane.
Discuss the role of the Community Health Nurse in each stage of disaster. You should include a few slides on each stage of disaster: preparedness, response, recovery with specific activities and resources that the public health nurse would use in each stage.
Identify other agencies that might be involved.
The assignment should be submitted in Power Point format, with at least 10 content slides (in addition to a title slide and reference slide) and include at least two scholarly sources other than provided materials.
Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.