Basic Principles of Disaster Nursing

N – Nursing Plans should be coordinated and integrated.
U – Physical and psychological readiness that is up to date
R- Organizing, Teaching, and Supervision Responsibilities
S- Stimulate Community Involvement
E – Competence in Exercise

Traditionally, the ED has been involved in both foreign and internal projects (i.e., community) internal catastrophe planning (i.e., hospital) During an MCI, the ED functions as the primary care provider. a central location for critically ill or injured people to be screened and admitted clients. They then put in place a backup plan to care for others. The entire hospital might be called into action to aid in providing care in the event of a disaster. ED or the expansion of services across the institution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a core set of competencies to assist with emergency preparedness, which includes (1) recognizing the critical roles involved in disaster response. (2) establishing and following the chain of command, and (3) putting the response plan into action. An ED nurse may aid in the coordination of responders and client transfers, provide decontamination, give care for critically ill or injured clients admitted to the ED, or be reassigned to other clinical areas in need of nursing assistance.

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