3431.0 Emergency Preparedness

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
The recent disasters of the World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina have alerted Americans to the critical need to prepare the next generation of public health nurses to successfully respond to a disaster. Speakers in this session will explore how public nurses can prepare for a leadership role in disaster incidents.
Session Objectives: Describe the role of the public health nurse during a mass casualty. Describe the role of the "Leadership Institute in Public Health Emergency Preparedness" when addressing emergency preparedness issues.
Sonda Oppewal, PhD, RN

4:30 PM
Mass Casualty Simulation: Preparing Future Public Health Nurses for Disaster
Margaret J. McCormick, MS, RN, Nikki Austin, MS, RN, Marcie Weinstein, PhD and Wayne Nelson, PhD
5:00 PM
Development of a University Plan for Pandemic Flu
Gale A. Spencer, PhD, RN and Laura McDermott, PhD, FNP, RN
5:30 PM
Multi-prong approach to emergency preparedness in Georgia: Addressing the needs of public health nurses and faculty in nursing schools
Linda Spencer, PhD, RN, Melissa (Moose) Alperin, MPH, CHES, Laura M. Lloyd, MPH, CHES and Kathleen R. Miner, PhD, MPH, CHES

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Environment, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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