Disaster and Communicable Disease Preparedness (graded)
Preparing for disasters, terrorist threats, or communicable disease outbreaks is an important part of public health nursing.
Visit the website
http://www.ready.gov and http://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.