NU450 Public Health Nursing - Population-Centered Healthcare in the community

NU450: Unit 9 Discussion

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Discussion Topic: Disaster Preparedness

For this Discussion, you will assume the role of a public health nurse.

Watch the FEMA Hurricane Video 1, or read the transcript.

As you reflect on the event and the threats to the health of your community, consider the facts and identify the challenges that affect the health and safety of community members. If a catastrophic event, such as a Category 5 hurricane occurs, the health and safety of aggregates in your community will be threatened and resources will be challenged.

Working as a public health nurse, discuss how you will help your community to prepare, respond, recover, and mitigate damages to this event. Address the following in your analysis of effective community action:

  • Discuss preemptive strategies that enable a timely, collaborative community recovery
  • Discuss strategies for maintaining order
  • Discuss actions that must be taken as your community rallies and responds after the event occurs
  • Discuss long-term actual and potential community-wide risks post event.

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