4321.0 Teaching and Practicing Disaster Preparedness

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
This session discusses examples of linking public health nursing education and practice in emergency preparedness in the areas of prevention, mitigation, and response. Presentations address specific strategies for risk assessment, planning, mass distribution of vaccine and medication, and provide evaluation information on the effectiveness of interventions. These topics are relevant to the continuing challenge to address potential and emerging threats to public health, as evidenced by the need for an organized, effective response to the emerging threat of pandemic influenza. Session presentations will provide concrete examples of interventions to address preparedness through basic and graduate public health nursing education as well as continuing education and workforce development.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe two strategies of preparedness education for nursing students and public health nurses. 2) List three preventive interventions relevant to emergency preparedness for pandemic influenza. 3) Discuss the role of public health nurse educators in supporting community efforts in emergency preparedness and response.

3:10 PM
Disaster preparedness, response, and recovery: Lessons learned from student nurse participation in a Pan Influenza drill simulation learning experience
Wendy Stoelting-Gettelfinger, NP-C, DNS, JD, Joyce Splann Krothe, DNS RN and Desiree Hensel, RN, PhD
3:30 PM
Effectiveness of disaster surge training for public health nurses
Barbara J. Polivka, PhD, RN, Sharon A. R. Stanley, PhD, RN, RS and Michelle Baker

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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