As nurses interested in preparing your family, friends and communities for disasters, it is important to remind others of some key actions to take to prepare for the most likely events. As we move to the summer months, powerful storms are likely across the nation. There are some key teaching elements to share with others … Continue reading Preparing Your Community for Power Outages
Nurses who volunteer to be disaster responders need education and training founded in disaster nurse competencies. The International Council of Nursing Framework of Disaster Nurse Competencies (FDNC; Dorsey, 2009), edited by the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nursing, should be considered as a guide in the education and practice of volunteer disaster … Continue reading Guiding Disaster Training Using the ICN Disaster Competencies
The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has posted two compelling articles and a must-see YouTube video featuring Tener Goodwin Veenema, Phd, RN FAAN, an expert on disaster nursing and co-founder of the Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing. Dr Veenema is also prominently mentioned in both articles. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for … Continue reading Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action promotes the field of Disaster Nursing
The Disaster Health and Sheltering course is a two-part awareness level course designed to engage nursing students in health volunteerism during disaster operations. The course is hosted on the website of Disaster Resistant Communities Group (DRCG) in Tallahassee, Florida. Part I can be completed as an independent study or taught face-to-face in a classroom. It … Continue reading Disaster Health and Sheltering Course for Nursing Students
How ready are you for a winter weather emergency? When I began to write this entry, winter had been colder than usual for much of the United States, and a massive winter storm was approaching the east coast. Such conditions pose significant danger to health and safety. I thought that it was a good … Continue reading Are You Ready for a Winter Weather Emergency?
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2017 was a historic year for climate and weather disasters, inflicting enormous costs in terms of human suffering and financial impact. Costs have exceeded $300 billion, setting a new U.S. annual record. Our hearts go out to the countless numbers of individuals who have been affected … Continue reading Climate and Weather Related Disasters Set New Records in 2017
Researchers with the Idaho State University School of Nursing and the Idaho Public Health Association are interested in developing a disaster nursing competency assessment tool for use with baccalaureate nursing students. We are requesting your assistance with developing a tied competency assessment tool based on the International Council of Nurses and World Health Organization (2009) … Continue reading Development of a Tiered Assessment Tool for Disaster Nursing Competencies