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Disaster Preparedness

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Disaster Preparedness

Nurses may serve as responders during disasters or infectious disease outbreaks. To effectively respond to public health emergencies and natural disasters, nurses must engage in emergency preparedness and response activities. Nurses should be prepared to maximize patient safety, decrease occupational exposures, and prevent the spread of infections in their schools, healthcare facilities, and communities during an outbreak or disaster.

Disaster Preparedness Basics

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Acuity Scale for Crisis Situations
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Resources for Emergency Health Professionals
Emergency preparedness
Disaster Preparedness
Empowering Nurses Disaster Preparedness through the Seasons

Disaster Triage

Infection Control from the ED to the ICU: Triage to Transport
Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patient Arrival and Triage
Infection Prevention and Control for Shelters During Disasters

Crisis Standards of Care

Update on infection prevention in disaster planning: New resources and policies
PPE for COVID-19 patient and Crisis Standards of Care

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