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.