Read the following case study and answer the questions below. Response should be at least 75 to 100 words.
Wayne is a public health/community nurse who lives in South Texas. During the summer, Wayne’s community experienced uncontrollable wildfires that devastated the area. Because he lived in the area, Wayne was called upon to help triage and care for victims of the fires. Many of the wildfire victims were Wayne’s family, personal friends, and work colleagues.
- After the fires were controlled and the most critically ill residents were transported to the hospital, Wayne began recovery efforts. What is Wayne’s priority recovery goal for this population? What steps should Wayne take to reach this goal?
- Wayne performs psychosocial assessments on the wildfire victims. Which victims are more likely than others to need crisis intervention?
- Wayne is worried about the major health concerns after a disaster and how they may affect his community. What are some of these major health concerns? What can Wayne do to improve the health concerns?