Public health officials can play a huge part in disaster planning and emergency preparedness.
Analyze disaster response and emergency preparedness:
Identify nursing roles and responsibilities during each phase of disaster management. Consider:
Evaluate your community (Miami-Dade) or state’s (Florida) plan for preparedness and disaster management:
Does it include provisions for each phase of preparedness and disaster planning?
Does it clearly account for community needs?
Does the plan include evidence of thought beyond the written report?
Is there evidence of a record keeping system for resources, treatment, and identification of victims?
Are there redundancies built into the plan should one option fail? Are backup plans in place?
Analyze the plan for addressing mass casualty situations.