Special Issue "Disaster Nursing and Public Health Emergency Preparedness"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: disaster and public health preparedness; emergency health services; workforce development; catastrophic event planning; radiation/nuclear response
Interests: public health; public health emergency preparedness; health policy; RN transition-to-practice residency programs; Veteran’s health; uniformed services; global health
Interests: addresses critical topics in human services; disaster preparedness and public health emergency preparedness; with a focus on implications for policy related to the profession of nursing
Earthquakes, bushfires, floods, toxic chemical and radiation releases, Coronavirus, and MERS—each day, a new hazard creates risk to human health and wellbeing. At a time when disasters and large-scale public health emergencies are occurring with increasing frequency and intensity, it is essential that the breadth and untapped potential of the nursing profession be fully understood. Nursing as a profession represents the largest sector of the global healthcare workforce, and nurses are well recognized and trusted in their communities. Nurses play a critical role in preparedness and response initiatives, including strategic planning, community engagement, health education and promotion, and rapid implementation of interventions safeguarding public health before, during and after disasters, mass casualty events, and infectious disease outbreaks. Nurses deliver first aid, advanced clinical care, lifesaving medication, and assess and triage victims and monitor ongoing physical and mental health needs. Nurses keep hospitals operational and assist with organizational logistics by creating operational response protocols, security measures, and statistical analysis of patient data. Regardless of the type of disaster event or the setting, nurses play a pivotal role in disaster and public health emergency response and need specific knowledge, skills, abilities and a willingness to respond to participate in a timely and appropriate manner to these types of events. Lives can and will be saved and population health outcomes optimized when nurses are ready, willing, and able to respond to these devastating events.
Prof. Dr. Tener Veenema
Assoc. Prof. Mary Pat Couig
Prof. Dr. Roberta Lavin
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- Public health emergency
- Crisis standards for care