Aspen University Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Management Paper & PPT

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  • 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.

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Slide 1
Nurses are among the frontline workers in a disaster and are fundamental in their
management. The objectives of this presentation are to highlight the role of nurses during the
disaster phases of planning, preparation, response, and recovery
Slide 2
Humanmade or natural disasters are catastrophic events that result in loss of life and
immense property damage (Aliyu, 2015). Both types of disasters cause extreme devastation and
have long-term effects on its victims and their livelihoods. In my state of Texas, we face frequent
famines with the feeding America Association predicting 4, 295, 240 suffering from hunger with
1,598, 940 being children. The current famine being experienced in the state could lead to more
than 8 million people suffering from hunger. Therefore, we need to minimize the damage
through a coordinated effort that matches the food needs of the people of Texas. Nurses will play
a key role in managing the Texas famine by giving medical aid to the millions of malnourished
children and adults. They will also be essential in providing psychosocial support to the affected
Slide 3
The Texas famine will affect more than 8,000,000 individuals, including 3,000,000
children. The nurses will modify the START triage to quickly identify the famine victims based
on the severity of their health conditions. They will need to develop a secondary triage for
victims who fit the first START triage (Labrague, 2018). The nurses will need to develop a
system of triage tags that indicate the individual’s status and that are recognizable by other first
responders. The nurses will need to survey the Texas communities and identify those facing
immediate risks such as poverty or lack of access to medical care and mitigate them. The results



of the survey will influence how the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator will classify the
Slide 4
We aim at mitigating the crisis using a collaborated effort involving multiple agencies.
The effort will require nurses to work at an organizational level providing response plans,
security measures, and operating protocols needed (Labrague, 2018). They will assist the
agencies in identifying what the community immediately needs to make it through the disaster.
In the planning stage, nurses personally prepare themselves and their families to ensure their
safety and those of their families.
Slide 6
Here the nurses will set up mobile health clinics within the Texas community. They will
teach community leaders and the community in general on how to manage the famine and
identify the most vulnerable individuals. Since the majority of the victims are children, the
nurses will need to teach them how to identify children with malnutrition deficiencies and
diseases. The signs include pale skin, blurred vision, fatigue, increased thirst, and fever. The
nurses will need to teach the community how to administer first aid to the victims and how they
can quickly access medical assistance.

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