MariaL( THIS WAS MY PROFESSOR)
Thank you so much for your thoughts on disaster preparedness, I think you made good point in regards to our discussion. In addition, Public health nurses display a fundamental part in meeting the National Preparedness Goal. We must prepare ourselves and demonstrate our abilities as a public servant to help our communities during disaster preparedness, response, and recovery tasks. In addition, we must be able to show self-control and exercise to be calm when we are confronted with an emergency situation. Finally, we cannot forget in any circumstance that our ultimate goal is to prevent disease, protect and promote the health care of our communities. By using all our knowledge and resources available we can better serve the population. With all of this we have time to deal with any type of natural disaster. In 2013, American Public Health Association showed that Public health nurses are educated about the different public resources that are accessible, and also what crevices may exist in in community facilities, previously, during and subsequently a disaster. It is critical that PHN attendants comprehend and advance their catastrophe abilities as individuals from the general wellbeing and health care team group and before, during, and after the occurrence.
A disaster scenario, other than the one that we are currently living in, is a hurricane. This natural disaster can be ravaging on communities and the people living within the affected areas. There are several disaster preparedness steps that people should take. These steps include the following: making a plan of evacuation, where all family members will know where to go and will have bags packed of their necessities to take with them; placing boards over the exterior of the home over the windows and doors; installing storm shutters on the windows; moving the cars into the garage (if the house has one); powering up with external generators and other backups; unplugging appliances; storing important documents in safe places; having extra food and water handy (in case they are trapped in their homes during and after the hurricane); and having at least seven days of medicine in the house (III.org, 2020).
These disaster preparation steps relate to the nursing process by educating the people in the community on the disaster planning that will help to keep them and their family members safe. The nurse can also inform patients on what they can do to help maintain their health in the wake of a hurricane so that they know what to do, who to call with questions, or where to go for help in the event that injuries or damages are suffered from the hurricane and help is needed.