Preparing for disasters, terrorist threats, or communicable disease outbreaks is an important part of public health nursing. Visit the website http://www.ready.gov andhttp://www.ready.gov/pandemic. Review the steps for being prepared for a disaster or pandemic.
Choose a natural or manmade disaster that could impact your community and discuss how a CHN can help the community prepare or respond to this disaster.
Choose a potential infectious disease outbreak and discuss how a CHN can help to prevent or respond to an outbreak.
How well is your community prepared for a potential outbreak or disaster?
Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2016). Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay informed. Retrieved from http://www.ready.gov/.
Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2016). Pandemic. Retrieved from http://www.ready.gov/pandemic.
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015). Community/Public health nursing: Promoting the health of populations (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier.
Chapter 25: Communicable Disease
Chapter 26: Substance Abuse
Chapter 27: Violence
Chapter 28: Natural and Man-made Disasters
Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2016). Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay informed. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ready.gov/.