WEEK 5: DISASTER AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PREPAREDNESS
Preparing for disasters, terrorist threats, or communicable disease outbreaks is an important part of public health nursing. Visit the websites http://www.ready.gov and http://www.ready.gov/pandemic. Review the steps for being prepared for a disaster or pandemic.
- Choose a natural or man-made disaster that could impact your community and discuss how a CHN can help the community to prepare or respond to this disaster.
- Choose a potential infectious disease outbreak and discuss how a CHN can help to prevent or respond to an outbreak.
- How well is your community prepared for a potential outbreak or disaster?
Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2016). Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. Retrieved from http://www.ready.gov/.
Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2016). Pandemic. Retrieved from http://www.ready.gov/pandemic.