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Topic: Select a potential natural or man-made disaster that could happen in your community. Then. write a 3-
to 4-page paper about the disaster from the community nurse’s perspective.

Paper details:

Section ‘I: The Disaster. Man-Made or Natural

What disasters may strike your community and why? For example, do you live in “Tornado Alley,” or has
climate change resulted in unusual cold weather snaps or blizzards in your community? Are you located in a
flood plain? Include possible diseases that may result from a natural disaster. such as tetanus or cholera.
Section 2: The Nursing Response

Formulate responses to the disaster. considering systems and community levels of intervention.

Review websites where a disaster plan may be available for the public, or if one is not currently available, call
public health department to see if a disaster plan exists for your community and what the plan contains.

In addition to reviewing websites for information about your local disaster plan, you will need to locate best
practice/evidence-based practice guidelines in professional literature to determine whether your
community’s disaster plan is as sound as it might be or if there is room for improvement.

Section 3: Is My Community Prepared for a Disaster?

What conclusions can you draw about your community’s preparedness plan from having completed this
evaluation?

For this Assignment. review the following:

AWE Checklist (Level 4000)

BSN Program Top Ten Citations and References

Walden paper template (no abstract or running head required)

The Week 5 Assignment Rubric for additional instruction and guidance
http://www.state.ni.us/ni/safety/disaster/
http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/14/03/30/the-list-ten-unexpected-disasters-that-could-affect-new-
iersey/

http://www.parsippany.net/Departments/Emergency-Management/
https://www.fema.gov/blog/2015-04-29/everyone-must-be-prepared-emergencies
http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/How-Prepared-Is-Your-Community-Emergency.html
https://www.slideshare.net/Ashins/role-of-a-nurse-in-disaster-management

Preparing for disaster


http://www.nursingworld.org/disasterpreparedness

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