Registered Nurses in Emergency Preparedness Emergency situations such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and infectious disease epidemics often require registered nurses to provide healthcare services to the casualties. The role of nurses in emergencies includes mitigation, preparedness, recovery and response (Canadian Nurses Association, 2007). The nurses participate in the development and evaluation of emergency plans, linking community and organization plans to the national and provincial plans and delivering emergency healthcare during mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery (Canadian Nurses Association, 2007). Nurses also place themselves at risk of contracting illnesses when participating in the emergency response to...The end:
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