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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834176/climate-change-related-water-disasters-impact-on-population-health
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Tener Goodwin Veenema, Clifton P Thornton, Roberta Proffitt Lavin, Annah K Bender, Stella Seal, Andrew Corley
PURPOSE: Rising global temperatures have resulted in an increased frequency and severity of cyclones, hurricanes, and flooding in many parts of the world. These climate change-related water disasters (CCRWDs) have a devastating impact on communities and the health of residents. Clinicians and policymakers require a substantive body of evidence on which to base planning, prevention, and disaster response to these events. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature concerning the impact of CCRWDs on public health in order to identify factors in these events that are amenable to preparedness and mitigation...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806490/challenges-and-resources-for-nurses-participating-in-a-hurricane-sandy-hospital-evacuation
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Nancy VanDevanter, Victoria H Raveis, Christine T Kovner, Meriel McCollum, Ronald Keller
PURPOSE: Weather-related disasters have increased dramatically in recent years. In 2012, severe flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy necessitated the mid-storm patient evacuation of New York University Langone Medical Center. The purpose of this study was to explore, from the nurses' perspective, what the challenges and resources were to carrying out their responsibilities, and what the implications are for nursing education and preparation for disaster. DESIGN: This mixed-methods study included qualitative interviews with a purposive sample of nurses and an online survey of nurses who participated in the evacuation...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789770/military-nurse-deployments-similarities-differences-and-resulting-issues
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Felecia Rivers, Sandra Gordon
BACKGROUND: Military nurses have a long history of deploying to combat and disaster. Much can be gleaned from their experiences. PURPOSE: The purpose of this secondary analysis was to explore military nurses' perceptions of similarities, differences, and resulting issues of military deployments from narratives of three previous studies. METHODS: Secondary analysis of interviews from 65 U.S. military nurses (Air Force, Army, Navy) was conducted...
September 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759883/challenges-to-the-census-international-trends-and-a-need-to-consider-public-health-benefits
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REVIEW
R T Wilson, S H Hasanali, M Sheikh, S Cramer, G Weinberg, A Firth, S H Weiss, C L Soskolne
The Canadian government decision to cancel the mandatory long-form census in 2010 (subsequently restored in 2015), along with similar discussions in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA), have brought the purpose and use of census data into focus for epidemiologists and public health professionals. Policy decision-makers should be well-versed in the public health importance of accurate and reliable census data for emergency preparedness planning, controlling disease outbreaks, and for addressing health concerns among vulnerable populations including the elderly, low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, and special residential groups (e...
October 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400457/emergency-nurse-disaster-preparedness-during-mass-gatherings-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-emergency-nurses-perceptions-in-hospitals-in-mecca-saudi-arabia
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Fuad Alzahrani, Yiannis Kyratsis
OBJECTIVES: To assess hospital emergency nurses' self-reported knowledge, role awareness and skills in disaster response with respect to the Hajj mass gathering in Mecca. DESIGN: Cross-sectional online survey with primary data collection and non-probabilistic purposive sample conducted in late 2014. SETTING: All 4 public hospitals in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. PARTICIPANTS: 106 registered nurses in hospital emergency departments...
April 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295314/disaster-preparedness-among-nurses-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
L J Labrague, K Hammad, D S Gloe, D M McEnroe-Petitte, D C Fronda, A A Obeidat, M C Leocadio, A R Cayaban, E C Mirafuentes
AIM: This review explored peer-reviewed publications that measure nurses' preparedness for disaster response. BACKGROUND: The increasing frequency of disasters worldwide necessitates nurses to adequately prepare to respond to disasters to mitigate the negative consequences of the event on the affected population. Despite growing initiatives to prepare nurses for any disasters, evidence suggests they are under prepared for disaster response. METHODS: This is a systematic review of scientific articles conducted from 2006 to 2016 on nurses' preparedness for disasters...
March 14, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263274/nurse-leaders-response-to-civil-unrest-in-the-urban-core
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Roberta Lavin, Tener Goodwin Veenema, Wilma J Calvert, Sheila R Grigsby, Jennifer Cobbina
Inequalities in society, culture, and finance have resulted in civil unrest, rioting, and intentional violence throughout our history. Nowhere is this currently more apparent than in the cities of Ferguson and Baltimore. It is not the civil unrest itself, but the resulting rioting and intentional violence that can create a disaster situation. This increases the care burden of health care providers during times when the governmental structure may be overwhelmed or functioning in a less than optimal manner. Beginning with the death of Michael Brown, civil unrest over the last 2 years has necessitated a closer examination of the role nurse leaders play in preparing their staff and facilities for potential results of this civil unrest...
April 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029612/what-are-the-most-common-domains-of-the-core-competencies-of-disaster-nursing-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Abdullelah Al Thobaity, Virginia Plummer, Brett Williams
AIM: Scoping review was conducted to identify the most common domains of the core competencies of disaster nursing. BACKGROUND: Nurses play an essential role in all phases of disaster management. For nurses to respond competently, they must be equipped with the skills to provide comprehensive and holistic care to the populations affected by or at risk of disasters. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted using the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology...
March 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863578/wildfire-disasters-and-nursing
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REVIEW
Patricia Frohock Hanes
Multiple factors contribute to wildfires in California and other regions: drought, winds, climate change, and spreading urbanization. Little has been done to study the multiple roles of nurses related to wildfire disasters. Major nursing organizations support disaster education for nurses. It is essential for nurses to recognize their roles in each phase of the disaster cycle: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Skills learned in the US federal all-hazards approach to disasters can then be adapted to more specific disasters, such as wildfires, and issues affecting health care...
December 2016: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659041/disaster-nursing-experiences-of-chinese-nurses-responding-to-the-sichuan-ya-an-earthquake
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Y H Li, S J Li, S H Chen, X P Xie, Y Q Song, Z H Jin, X Y Zheng
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the disaster experiences of nurses called to assist survivors one month after the 2013 Ya'an earthquake. BACKGROUND: China has experienced an increasing number of earthquake disasters in the past four decades. Although a health and disaster management system was initiated after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, nurses' roles and experiences in a disaster have been overlooked. METHODS: The researchers used qualitative descriptive design that included 16 participants...
June 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437527/field-organization-and-disaster-medical-assistance-teams
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REVIEW
Ibrahim Arziman
Disasters cause an acute deterioration in all stages of life. An area affected by the disaster in which the normal activities of life are disrupted is described as a "Field" in disaster terminology. Although it is not easy to define the borders of this zone, the area where there is normally functioning society is accepted as the boundary. Disaster management is the responsibility of the local government. However, in many large disaster responses many non-governmental and international organizations play a role...
October 2015: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27021568/challenges-during-a-chlorine-gas-emergency-response
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Bryan E Christensen, Mary Anne Duncan, Sallyann C King, Candis Hunter, Perri Ruckart, Maureen F Orr
OBJECTIVE: A chlorine gas release occurred at a poultry processing plant as a result of an accidental mixing of sodium hypochlorite and an acidic antimicrobial treatment. We evaluated the public health and emergency medical services response and developed and disseminated public health recommendations to limit the impact of future incidents. METHODS: We conducted key informant interviews with the state health department; local fire, emergency medical services, and police departments; county emergency management; and representatives from area hospitals to understand the response mechanisms employed for this incident...
August 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26869230/nurses-as-leaders-in-disaster-preparedness-and-response-a-call-to-action
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Tener Goodwin Veenema, Anne Griffin, Alicia R Gable, Linda MacIntyre, Radm Nadine Simons, Mary Pat Couig, John J Walsh, Roberta Proffitt Lavin, Aram Dobalian, Elaine Larson
PURPOSE: To develop a vision for the future of disaster nursing, identify barriers and facilitators to achieving the vision, and develop recommendations for nursing practice, education, policy, and research. DESIGN AND METHODS: A series of semistructured conference calls were conducted with 14 national subject matter experts to generate relevant concepts regarding national nursing workforce preparedness. An invitational daylong workshop hosted by the Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, U...
March 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26868263/post-fukushima-radiation-education-for-public-health-nursing-students-a-case-study
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E Konishi, T Nagai, M Kobayashi, Y Mitsumori, W Ono, K Asahara, S E Porter
BACKGROUND: The recent Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident was one of more than 200 serious nuclear/radiation incidents (accidents and disasters) that occurred worldwide since 1945. The current Fukushima disaster is in the recovery phase with the decreasing levels of radiation in the environment. However, fears and stigma related to the perceived risk of radiation exposure persist among the general population. INTRODUCTION: To improve on students' preparedness for social and public health challenges after a radiation incidence, radiation education was provided for undergraduate public health nursing students...
June 2016: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26839868/emergency-nurses-requirements-for-disaster-preparedness
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Hesam Seyedin, Zahra Abbasi Dolatabadi, Fatemeh Rajabifard
BACKGROUND: Natural and man-made disasters affect people, communities, and health systems. Nurses play a key role in the health system and must be prepared for appropriate response in disasters. OBJECTIVES: This study was done to assess the current knowledge of nurses in emergency departments for disaster preparedness. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 110 emergency nurses working in teaching hospitals affiliated to Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran...
November 2015: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26690370/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-effectiveness-of-traditional-and-mobile-public-health-communications-with-health-care-providers
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Janet Baseman, Debra Revere, Ian Painter, Mark Oberle, Jeffrey Duchin, Hanne Thiede, Randall Nett, Dorothy MacEachern, Andy Stergachis
OBJECTIVES: Health care providers play an essential role in public health emergency preparedness and response. We conducted a 4-year randomized controlled trial to systematically compare the effectiveness of traditional and mobile communication strategies for sending time-sensitive public health messages to providers. METHODS: Subjects (N=848) included providers who might be leveraged to assist with emergency preparedness and response activities, such as physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, and veterinarians...
February 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26650188/disaster-preparedness-in-philippine-nurses
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Leodoro J Labrague, Begonia C Yboa, Denise M McEnroe-Petitte, Ledwin R Lobrino, Mary Geronima B Brennan
PURPOSE: This study examined the perceived level of disaster preparedness in Philippine nurses. DESIGN: A descriptive, cross-sectional research design was used in this study. METHODS: Two hundred nurses were invited to participate in the study, with 170 responses (105 hospital nurses and 65 community nurses) or an 85% response rate, during the months of April 2014 through July 2014. Data collection was based on interviews using a standardized instrument, the Disaster Preparedness Questionnaire...
January 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26311514/evacuation-of-intensive-care-units-during-disaster-learning-from-the-hurricane-sandy-experience
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Mary A King, Molly V Dorfman, Sharon Einav, Alex S Niven, Niranjan Kissoon, Colin K Grissom
OBJECTIVE: Data on best practices for evacuating an intensive care unit (ICU) during a disaster are limited. The impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City area hospitals provided a unique opportunity to learn from the experience of ICU providers about their preparedness, perspective, roles, and activities. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of nurses, respiratory therapists, and physicians who played direct roles during the Hurricane Sandy ICU evacuations...
February 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26203400/application-of-behavioral-theories-to-disaster-and-emergency-health-preparedness-a-systematic-review
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Luche Tadesse Ejeta, Ali Ardalan, Douglas Paton
BACKGROUND: Preparedness for disasters and emergencies at individual, community and organizational levels could be more effective tools in mitigating (the growing incidence) of disaster risk and ameliorating their impacts. That is, to play more significant roles in disaster risk reduction (DRR). Preparedness efforts focus on changing human behaviors in ways that reduce people's risk and increase their ability to cope with hazard consequences. While preparedness initiatives have used behavioral theories to facilitate DRR, many theories have been used and little is known about which behavioral theories are more commonly used, where they have been used, and why they have been preferred over alternative behavioral theories...
2015: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25864385/perceptions-of-knowledge-of-disaster-management-among-military-and-civilian-nurses-in-saudi-arabia
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Abdulellah Al Thobaity, Virginia Plummer, Kelli Innes, Beverley Copnell
BACKGROUND: It is generally accepted that nurses have insufficient knowledge about disaster preparedness due to a lack of acceptance of core competencies and the absence of disaster preparedness in nursing curricula. This study explored nurses' knowledge and sources of knowledge, and skills as they relate to disaster management in Saudi Arabia, where more than 4660 people have died, 32,000 people have been affected, and US$4.65 billion in damage has been caused by disaster since 1980...
August 2015: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
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