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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162801
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Management of Disaster Response in the Emergency Services Area
Abstract:
Management of Disaster Response in the Emergency Services Area
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1997
Author:Chapman, Carerie, RN BSN CEN MICN
Contact Address:, USA
Co-Authors:Darlene Bradley, MAOM, RN, MSN, CCRN, CEN
Clinical Topic: The intent of this clinical project is to design a disaster response program that provides efficient logistical and operational responses, appropriate utilization of resources, appropriate clinical management of patient services, and effective communication systems.

Process of Implementation: Planning and implementation included the following steps: (1) Flow chart diagram of activities that occur from the initial notification of a disaster through triage and discharge; (2) Program design for communication and documentation, triage, patient flow and tracking, staffing, equipment and supply; (3) Operational development for each item listed in the program development; (4) Obtaining administrative approval for acceptance of an interdisciplinary disaster record, communication devices, and development of an equipment and supply station; (5) Integration into the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS); (6) Development of an inpatient nursing division plan to augment the successful management of the emergency disaster victim; and (7) Drill and training for emergency services; disaster committees, and inpatient services.

Outcomes: The plan has provided an organized sequential approach to disaster management. Leadership and staff have found the plan to be effective. It enhances the decision making process, and is a useful tool that integrates well with HEICS. In stressful situations, or in situations where inexperience on the unit may be a problem, the tool is beneficial in providing an orderly process for organizing and managing the disaster episode. It can be initiated easily by staff on duty at the time of an incident.

Recommendations for Clinical Practice: An organized approach in disaster response can improve patient outcomes and staff well-being. A standard universal approach with job aids makes the frequency of training a lesser issue. The plan is easily adaptable to any size emergency are unit. It is a plan that integrates well into the Incident Command System which is currently the standard system for disaster response throughout the country. Facilities may benefit from the insight this plan offers. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleManagement of Disaster Response in the Emergency Services Areaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162801-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Management of Disaster Response in the Emergency Services Area</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1997</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chapman, Carerie, RN BSN CEN MICN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Darlene Bradley, MAOM, RN, MSN, CCRN, CEN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The intent of this clinical project is to design a disaster response program that provides efficient logistical and operational responses, appropriate utilization of resources, appropriate clinical management of patient services, and effective communication systems.<br/><br/>Process of Implementation: Planning and implementation included the following steps: (1) Flow chart diagram of activities that occur from the initial notification of a disaster through triage and discharge; (2) Program design for communication and documentation, triage, patient flow and tracking, staffing, equipment and supply; (3) Operational development for each item listed in the program development; (4) Obtaining administrative approval for acceptance of an interdisciplinary disaster record, communication devices, and development of an equipment and supply station; (5) Integration into the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS); (6) Development of an inpatient nursing division plan to augment the successful management of the emergency disaster victim; and (7) Drill and training for emergency services; disaster committees, and inpatient services.<br/><br/>Outcomes: The plan has provided an organized sequential approach to disaster management. Leadership and staff have found the plan to be effective. It enhances the decision making process, and is a useful tool that integrates well with HEICS. In stressful situations, or in situations where inexperience on the unit may be a problem, the tool is beneficial in providing an orderly process for organizing and managing the disaster episode. It can be initiated easily by staff on duty at the time of an incident.<br/><br/>Recommendations for Clinical Practice: An organized approach in disaster response can improve patient outcomes and staff well-being. A standard universal approach with job aids makes the frequency of training a lesser issue. The plan is easily adaptable to any size emergency are unit. It is a plan that integrates well into the Incident Command System which is currently the standard system for disaster response throughout the country. Facilities may benefit from the insight this plan offers. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:34:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:34:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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