Disaster and Communicable Disease Preparedness (graded)
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
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
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.