Development of Disaster Preparedness Curriculum for Nurses: An International Effort

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150142
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of Disaster Preparedness Curriculum for Nurses: An International Effort
Abstract:
Development of Disaster Preparedness Curriculum for Nurses: An International Effort
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Rebmann, Terri, RN, MSN, CIC
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Louis University
Title:Infectious Disease Specialist
Co-Authors:Dorothy C. James, PhD, RN; Joanne Langan, PhD; R. Gregory Evans, PhD, MPH
Issue: Traditional disaster preparedness efforts focus on first responders rather than nurses. With the increasing threat of non-conventional disasters, such as a chemical or biological terrorism attack, new initiatives in nursing education are needed. Project: At Saint Louis University, the Centers for the Study of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections and School of Nursing jointly developed a certificate program for nurses on disaster preparedness. This program will evolve into a Masters Degree Program in Disaster Preparedness starting in fall, 2003. In preparation for this program, SLU faculty/staff visited the Hadassah hospitals in Israel to study preparedness and response strategies for terrorism. Results: Hadassah arranged a five-day program designed to meet the objectives developed for the SLU certificate program. The program consisted of presentations, sharing of research findings and hands-on experiences for participants. Lessons Learned: Because of Israeli citizens’ personal perceived risk and actual experience, Israeli nurses are much more prepared for a mass casualty attack than the US, regardless of whether the attack is traditional, biological or chemical terrorism. All healthcare and public health professionals are fluent in emergency management and incident command. In addition, everyone is required to participate in up to twenty annual exercises. Patient flow, decontamination, mental distress, surveillance, childcare, and education issues and strategies are all taught and emphasized. Certain Israeli preparedness strategies may not be feasible in the US due to societal and legal issues, but many other lessons learned were incorporated into a new disaster management curriculum that was made available in Jan, 2003.
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.titleDevelopment of Disaster Preparedness Curriculum for Nurses: An International Efforten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150142-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of Disaster Preparedness Curriculum for Nurses: An International Effort</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rebmann, Terri, RN, MSN, CIC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Louis University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Infectious Disease Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rebmannt@slu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Dorothy C. James, PhD, RN; Joanne Langan, PhD; R. Gregory Evans, PhD, MPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Issue: Traditional disaster preparedness efforts focus on first responders rather than nurses. With the increasing threat of non-conventional disasters, such as a chemical or biological terrorism attack, new initiatives in nursing education are needed. Project: At Saint Louis University, the Centers for the Study of Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections and School of Nursing jointly developed a certificate program for nurses on disaster preparedness. This program will evolve into a Masters Degree Program in Disaster Preparedness starting in fall, 2003. In preparation for this program, SLU faculty/staff visited the Hadassah hospitals in Israel to study preparedness and response strategies for terrorism. Results: Hadassah arranged a five-day program designed to meet the objectives developed for the SLU certificate program. The program consisted of presentations, sharing of research findings and hands-on experiences for participants. Lessons Learned: Because of Israeli citizens&rsquo; personal perceived risk and actual experience, Israeli nurses are much more prepared for a mass casualty attack than the US, regardless of whether the attack is traditional, biological or chemical terrorism. All healthcare and public health professionals are fluent in emergency management and incident command. In addition, everyone is required to participate in up to twenty annual exercises. Patient flow, decontamination, mental distress, surveillance, childcare, and education issues and strategies are all taught and emphasized. Certain Israeli preparedness strategies may not be feasible in the US due to societal and legal issues, but many other lessons learned were incorporated into a new disaster management curriculum that was made available in Jan, 2003.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:17:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:17:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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