Providing Health Education and Disaster Preparedness Training in the USA and Haiti: A Global Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603395
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Providing Health Education and Disaster Preparedness Training in the USA and Haiti: A Global Collaboration
Other Titles:
Connecting and Engaging STTI Members Regionally to Advance World Health and Celebrate Nursing Excellence [Symposium]
Author(s):
Cassagnol, Jacqueline
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Omega-at-Large
Author Details:
Jacqueline Cassagnol, RN, jackiecassagnol@gmail.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: The purpose of this presentation is to describe how a Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Region 14 member collaborated with STTI members and nurse leaders to provide health education and disaster preparedness training in the USA and Haiti. The STTI Region 14 member initiated community health projects and disaster preparedness projects in the United States of America (USA) and Haiti, in collaboration with STTI members and nurse leaders. From 2012 to 2014, over 15 projects were initiated in New York, USA and Leogane, Haiti. The projects were conducted through Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. (WCFR), a non-profit organization based in New York with a mission to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training. Projects in Haiti were supported by a grant from Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) in Florida, and engaged the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de Léogâne (FSIL), a nursing school in Haiti. STTI members and nurse leaders from different levels of leadership collaborated in the projects. The community health projects consisted of conducting community health assessments through surveys; analyzing data collected and recommending interventions to improve community health. The disaster preparedness projects consisted of community risk and vulnerability assessments for disasters; developing disaster preparedness plans including first response and first aid training. The projects were evaluated through pre and post questionnaires given to the participants on community health and disaster preparedness. The results were very positive. The community health projects engaged participants in promoting healthy lifestyles in their community. The disaster preparedness projects engaged participants in making their community safer, better prepared, and more resilient to disasters. The STTI Region 14 member connected and engaged STTI members and nurse leaders in providing health education and disaster preparedness training locally, regionally, and globally. The collaboration between STTI members and nurse leaders has proven to be beneficial for all stakeholders. The goals of the projects are: to improve the quality of pre-hospital care; and to lessen the adverse medical effects created by natural disasters. The importance of these collaborations between STTI members and nurse leaders to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence will be discussed.
Keywords:
Connecting STTI Members; Engaging STTI Members; STTI Region 14
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15A14
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleProviding Health Education and Disaster Preparedness Training in the USA and Haiti: A Global Collaborationen
dc.title.alternativeConnecting and Engaging STTI Members Regionally to Advance World Health and Celebrate Nursing Excellence [Symposium]en
dc.contributor.authorCassagnol, Jacquelineen
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Omega-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsJacqueline Cassagnol, RN, jackiecassagnol@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603395en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015: The purpose of this presentation is to describe how a Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Region 14 member collaborated with STTI members and nurse leaders to provide health education and disaster preparedness training in the USA and Haiti. The STTI Region 14 member initiated community health projects and disaster preparedness projects in the United States of America (USA) and Haiti, in collaboration with STTI members and nurse leaders. From 2012 to 2014, over 15 projects were initiated in New York, USA and Leogane, Haiti. The projects were conducted through Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. (WCFR), a non-profit organization based in New York with a mission to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training. Projects in Haiti were supported by a grant from Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) in Florida, and engaged the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de Léogâne (FSIL), a nursing school in Haiti. STTI members and nurse leaders from different levels of leadership collaborated in the projects. The community health projects consisted of conducting community health assessments through surveys; analyzing data collected and recommending interventions to improve community health. The disaster preparedness projects consisted of community risk and vulnerability assessments for disasters; developing disaster preparedness plans including first response and first aid training. The projects were evaluated through pre and post questionnaires given to the participants on community health and disaster preparedness. The results were very positive. The community health projects engaged participants in promoting healthy lifestyles in their community. The disaster preparedness projects engaged participants in making their community safer, better prepared, and more resilient to disasters. The STTI Region 14 member connected and engaged STTI members and nurse leaders in providing health education and disaster preparedness training locally, regionally, and globally. The collaboration between STTI members and nurse leaders has proven to be beneficial for all stakeholders. The goals of the projects are: to improve the quality of pre-hospital care; and to lessen the adverse medical effects created by natural disasters. The importance of these collaborations between STTI members and nurse leaders to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence will be discussed.en
dc.subjectConnecting STTI Membersen
dc.subjectEngaging STTI Membersen
dc.subjectSTTI Region 14en
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:49:43Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:49:43Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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