Nursing Disaster Preparedness in Case of Tornado


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Essay #: 065709
Total text length is 8,105 characters (approximately 5.6 pages).

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Nursing Disaster Preparedness in Case of Tornado
Nurses play an important role in disasters because of the need for emergency treatment required in disasters. The emergency treatment includes assessment and evaluation of injuries, triage of the patients, stabilization of the patients and providing emergency management of wounds and injuries with the resources available. The activities that nurses perform in emergency situations are not performed in isolation. Several other emergency response agencies are also involved in treating and evacuating patients from disasters and the activities of these organizations need to be coordinated by the nurses. This paper discusses the plan of response by nurses to a natural disaster caused by a tornado...
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.....eeping by nurses in the chaos of the tornado aftermath is necessary to provide effective communication in the rescue and evacuation efforts. Clear and effective communication is needed to provide direction to the rescue workers.
American Red Cross (2010). What do I do after a tornado? Retrieved from
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