Assess the community where you live for potential disasters that could result in mass casualties.
Public Health Nursing
Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Populations 5th
Nies, M. A., McEwen M.
NOTE: I LIVE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND ( PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY) USA
NOTE: I CURRENTLY WORK ( IN SILVER-SPRING, MARYLAND, IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY) IN A NURSING HOME AS THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING.PLEASE INCLUDE THIS WHERE IT FITS.
Please Read chapter 28 from the above textbook: Community/Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Health
Include 3 APA scholarly references in total one reference must be from the above textbook and two
references from another source (THE REFERENCES MUST BE LESS THAN 7 YEARS)
In a 3 page paper in APA format, address questions 1, 2, 3, and 7 from the Learning Activities on page
583 of the above textbook:
1. Assess the community where you live for potential disasters that could result in mass casualties.
a. What disasters are predictable?
b. Are there measures that can be taken to prevent or minimize injuries, death, or destruction?
2. Find out who is responsible for disaster management in your community.
a. What plans are in place for warning people and for communicating which actions to take in the event of a disaster?
b. Are the people aware of these plans?
3. What social and cultural factors need to be considered in disaster planning in your community?
a. Are there vulnerable populations with special needs (e.g. homeless, prisoners, mobility impaired)?
b. If evacuation of the community is mandated, have plans for evacuation of these groups been made?
7. What emergency supplies does your health care facility have available in the event of a disaster?
a. What provisions have been made available for vulnerable patients, when there is no electricity?
b. How would patients be evacuated from your facility to safe shelters?
Use at least two scholarly references to support your work.
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