This week, read the journal article “Challenges and Resources for Participating in a Hurricane Sandy Hospital Evacuation” Download “Challenges and Resources for Participating in a Hurricane Sandy Hospital Evacuation”and complete the activity below.
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After completing the activity, discuss your role as a nurse in disaster preparedness and response. Describe your current patient population and discuss the challenges you might face in carrying out your responsibilities in a disaster.
How could you gain more hands-on training to supplement your academic study of disaster management? How could you feel more prepared? Discuss different training options that you could participate in (e.g. CERT training).
Support your answer with evidence from scholarly sources.