Three Curriculum Models for Preparing Nursing Students for Disasters

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308636
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Three Curriculum Models for Preparing Nursing Students for Disasters
Author(s):
Eid-Heberle, Kathleen V.; Schmidt, Cheryl K.; Smith, Janice S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Iota
Author Details:
Kathleen V. Eid-Heberle, MSN, RN, CNE, keidhebe@su.edu; Cheryl K. Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN; Janice S. Smith, PhD, RN, CNE
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

In a world with threats of terrorism, natural and man-made disasters, and pandemics, it is an increasing likelihood that nurses in all specialty areas would be called to action. Nurses make up the largest portion of the health care workforce and would be first receivers, possibly even first responders, in such an event. The Nursing Emergency Preparedness Education Coalition and the American Nurses Association developed educational competencies for nurses responding to mass casualty events. Faculty from two universities present approaches to integrate preparedness and disaster nursing competencies into their curricula. Disaster content can be added to courses, taught in tandem with a community health course, or integrated through shorter lectures. These nursing programs partnered with the American Red Cross and other community agencies to convey this content. A national Red Cross Disaster Health and Sheltering course is also being offered throughout the U.S. as a result of these early efforts. The content can be integrated in the basic education of all nurses and is included on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. It is essential that nursing students be provided knowledge about disaster nursing that will prepare them for their various fields of practice. With the increased expectation of graduates having a foundational knowledge of emergency preparedness and disaster nursing, nursing programs must find approaches to integrate this knowledge and skills into curricula.
Keywords:
Disaster preparedness education; Disaster preparedness; Undergraduate nursing education
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThree Curriculum Models for Preparing Nursing Students for Disastersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEid-Heberle, Kathleen V.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Cheryl K.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Janice S.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsKathleen V. Eid-Heberle, MSN, RN, CNE, keidhebe@su.edu; Cheryl K. Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN; Janice S. Smith, PhD, RN, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308636-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>In a world with threats of terrorism, natural and man-made disasters, and pandemics, it is an increasing likelihood that nurses in all specialty areas would be called to action. Nurses make up the largest portion of the health care workforce and would be first receivers, possibly even first responders, in such an event. The Nursing Emergency Preparedness Education Coalition and the American Nurses Association developed educational competencies for nurses responding to mass casualty events. Faculty from two universities present approaches to integrate preparedness and disaster nursing competencies into their curricula. Disaster content can be added to courses, taught in tandem with a community health course, or integrated through shorter lectures. These nursing programs partnered with the American Red Cross and other community agencies to convey this content. A national Red Cross <i>Disaster Health and Sheltering </i>course is also being offered throughout the U.S. as a result of these early efforts. The content can be integrated in the basic education of all nurses and is included on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. It is essential that nursing students be provided knowledge about disaster nursing that will prepare them for their various fields of practice. With the increased expectation of graduates having a foundational knowledge of emergency preparedness and disaster nursing, nursing programs must find approaches to integrate this knowledge and skills into curricula.en_GB
dc.subjectDisaster preparedness educationen_GB
dc.subjectDisaster preparednessen_GB
dc.subjectUndergraduate nursing educationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:54Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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