Posts

1.Give an example and details from national/international news of a bioterrorist attack.

Address all of the following in your post:

  • What was the classification of biological agent used in the attack?
  • Discuss the implications of the biological agent.
  • Discuss the therapy for the biological agent.
  • What are the decontamination procedures for the biological agent used in the attack?
  • Define the appropriate level of PPE required for this type of biological agent?

In your post, provide the name of the incident you have chosen, and support your answers with evidence/examples. Please provide a working link and a citation for your source(s).

In your replies to peers, compare the different biological agents, their implications and therapies. Discuss the different types of decontamination procedures and levels of PPE that would be required.

Support your answer with evidence from scholarly sources.

2.For this week’s discussion, we will be looking at local or national response protocols that were initiated during a critical incident, and you will choose your topic!

Search reputable local and national media for a man-made disaster to discuss.

Search for critical instances such as: hostage situations, mass shootings, multiple-vehicle or mass transit accidents with multiple critical injuries, and disease outbreaks.

In your initial post, describe the incident and address the following:

  • Determine the incident type and explain your reasoning.
  • What resources were deployed for this incident?
  • What protocols were implemented successfully, and which were unsuccessful?
  • Discuss way to improve the response to this type of incident in the future.

Support your answer with evidence. ​ Please provide a working link to your story source.

3. For this week’s discussion, you are asked to research a technological or human induced disaster.

(This not the same as in Weeks 3 and 4 where you might have discussed hostage situations, mass shootings, multiple-vehicle or mass transit accidents with multiple critical injuries, bioterrorism, and disease outbreaks.) Here you want to look at situations such as radiological, nuclear accidents, technological disasters (electromagnetic pulse), and hazardous material spills.

In your post, provide the name of the incident you have chosen, and support your answers with evidence/examples. Please provide a working link and a citation for your source(s).

Select 2 of the items below to discuss:

  1. At what point does a technological or man made event become labeled a disaster?
  2. Name and explain the impact categories associated with your disaster.
  3. How well do you think the United States is prepared for a disaster like the one you selected?
  4. Discuss the factors that can influence the effects a disaster may have on a community or region.
  5. What nursing interventions would be a priority for these victims?
  6. What community resources should be provided to the victims for follow up needs?

Support your answer with evidence from scholarly sources.

In your peer replies, suggest different ways to handle these types of disasters and the lessons learned by the professionals who handled these disasters.

4.Describe your current patient population and discuss the challenges you might face in carrying out your responsibilities in a disaster.

How could you gain more hands-on training to supplement your academic study of disaster management? How could you feel more prepared? Discuss different training options that you could participate in (e.g., CERT training).

Support your answer with evidence from scholarly sources.