Prepare to Tweet: Making Nurses Disaster-Ready The SADN Dissemination Workgroup is presenting on its work to promote the Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing (SADN) at the American Public Health Association's APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (Nov. 4 - Nov. 8) in Atlanta. If you are coming to these meetings, please join us at … Continue reading SADN Dissemination Workgroup Presentation at American Public Health Association’s APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo
A Thank You Note to Volunteers Who Support Disaster Response By Anne “Belle” Griffin, MPH,BSN, RN Clara Barton was 60 years old and working in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington DC when the U.S. Civil War broke out. Realizing the wounded soldiers needed early intervention, she gathered first aid supplies and volunteered herself to … Continue reading A Thank You Note to Volunteers Who Support Disaster Response
As nurses, we must be prepared for mass casualty incidents and know how to respond. It was good to see the people trained in first aid (firemen, prior military, nurses, and others) respond and help even as the shooter was still firing. Would you be prepared to stop the bleed of a person with a gunshot wound?
You can follow these easy steps, but it important to practice in advance. While there are videos online they do not replace hands-on training. If you want to be trained you can contact your local school of nursing, EMS, or Red Cross. You can purchase a stop the bleed kit on Amazon.com or through the American Red Cross. Just search “Stop the Bleed”. If you are in the St. Louis area feel free to reach me at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, College of Nursing and I will be happy to…
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