Leadership Means Being Prepared: Nursing Curriculum Related to Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147984
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leadership Means Being Prepared: Nursing Curriculum Related to Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness
Abstract:
Leadership Means Being Prepared: Nursing Curriculum Related to Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Mangum, Carl, RN, MSN, CHS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Mississippi
Title:Assistant Professor, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
There is a new standard for nurses and nursing education related to homeland security and disaster preparedness. The standard is being prepared. Although some of the issues related to mass casualties are not new, the circumstances are. The war on terrorism has brought to light many new facets of training and education that needs to be addressed for nurses. Nurses are on the front lines now. Being prepared is essential. There are two populations that need to be addressed, students in schools of nursing and continuing education for practicing nurses. Basic or what is know as awareness level education is the key starting point for all nurses. Education needs to take place on two levels, personal and professional. In both areas a combination of subject matters need to be covered. Preparation for and response to weapons of mass destruction including biological, chemical, radiological and explosives are very important. Natural disasters continue to need to be addressed. Also incident command and how it applies to the community and to hospitals, this is not just for management and administration. The correct uses of personal protective equipment and the types needed. These are just some of the subjects that need to be taught. This education needs to be from a nursing prospective, where many of the other teaching methods and curriculum has been based after the medical model. Curriculum has being developed for on-line classes related to homeland security and disaster preparedness covering the all hazards approach. It is designed to approach the subject matter from a nurse's prospective. The areas of personal preparedness and professional preparedness are addressed, where preparedness is the standard. This presentation is designed to educate about the need for this curriculum and how it is organized.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLeadership Means Being Prepared: Nursing Curriculum Related to Homeland Security and Disaster Preparednessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147984-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Leadership Means Being Prepared: Nursing Curriculum Related to Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mangum, Carl, RN, MSN, CHS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Mississippi</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cmangum@son.umsmed.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There is a new standard for nurses and nursing education related to homeland security and disaster preparedness. The standard is being prepared. Although some of the issues related to mass casualties are not new, the circumstances are. The war on terrorism has brought to light many new facets of training and education that needs to be addressed for nurses. Nurses are on the front lines now. Being prepared is essential. There are two populations that need to be addressed, students in schools of nursing and continuing education for practicing nurses. Basic or what is know as awareness level education is the key starting point for all nurses. Education needs to take place on two levels, personal and professional. In both areas a combination of subject matters need to be covered. Preparation for and response to weapons of mass destruction including biological, chemical, radiological and explosives are very important. Natural disasters continue to need to be addressed. Also incident command and how it applies to the community and to hospitals, this is not just for management and administration. The correct uses of personal protective equipment and the types needed. These are just some of the subjects that need to be taught. This education needs to be from a nursing prospective, where many of the other teaching methods and curriculum has been based after the medical model. Curriculum has being developed for on-line classes related to homeland security and disaster preparedness covering the all hazards approach. It is designed to approach the subject matter from a nurse's prospective. The areas of personal preparedness and professional preparedness are addressed, where preparedness is the standard. This presentation is designed to educate about the need for this curriculum and how it is organized.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:38:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:38:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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