Development of a Tiered Assessment Tool for Disaster Nursing Competencies

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

Stop the Bleed

My Nursing Education

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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Now is the Time, Personal Preparedness Can’t Wait!

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas leading to catastrophic flooding in Houston and surrounding areas.  Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean and Florida, causing flooding, damage, and widespread power outages.  Most hospitals in the impacted areas sheltered-in-place requiring nurses and other critical staff to stay at … Continue reading Now is the Time, Personal Preparedness Can’t Wait!

Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing (SADN) Leadership Conference

AGENDA DAY 1 Wednesday December 14th 2016 6:00-8:30pm Panel discussion on the CTA Project Carpenter Room 6-9pm, Reception, JHSON Alumni Development Office. DAY 2 Thursday December 15th 2016  Morning Closed Session, By Invitation only 8:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast at JHSON 8:30-10:15am Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing (SADN) Leadership Working Meeting Welcome and Meeting Overview … Continue reading Society for the Advancement of Disaster Nursing (SADN) Leadership Conference