Register Today! – Joint ARC & NHCPC Conference | November 28-30, 2017 | San Diego, CA

Join hospital and emergency management leaders, government decision-makers, researchers, academicians, and local and state public health preparedness professionals at 3-day Joint Advancing & Redefining Emergency Management (ARC) and National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference (NHCPC) in San Diego, CA, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, November 28-30, 2017. For panel topics and descriptions, please visit ARC … Continue reading Register Today! – Joint ARC & NHCPC Conference | November 28-30, 2017 | San Diego, CA

SADN Dissemination Workgroup Presentation at American Public Health Association’s APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

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

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

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!

Check out our newest postings under the ‘Resources & Links’ Tab-Including important information for hurricane responders

General Disaster Response and Recovery Information Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Managing Stress—This SAMHSA tip sheet gives stress prevention and management tips for dealing with the effects of trauma, mass violence, or terrorism. It lists tips to relieve stress, describes how to know when to seek professional help, and provides … Continue reading Check out our newest postings under the ‘Resources & Links’ Tab-Including important information for hurricane responders