Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management,
Edition 1 A Global Perspective
By Joanne Langan

Publication Date: 02 Jun 2022

Learn how to plan for and respond to disasters! Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management: A Global Perspective helps you build the skills you need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency situations efficiently and effectively. It includes the personal stories of nurses who have experienced disasters, describing the specific incident, the response, what worked or didn’t work, and the lessons learned. Case studies show how to apply international response guidelines in providing care for those in need. Written by Joanne Langan, an internationally known expert in disaster preparedness, this reference will help you feel more confident in handling the aftermath of both natural and man-made disasters.

Key Features

  • Coverage of disaster management includes the stages of disaster response, nursing roles, and personal case studies of actual disasters and public health emergencies around the world, e.g., natural disasters, global earthquakes, radiation disasters, chemical disasters, biologic or infectious disease outbreaks, and man-made disasters.
  • Actual Disasters unit provides a description of each event, preparedness, response, recovery, personal preparedness equipment, legal and ethical issues, special considerations, and lessons learned.
  • Tabletop exercises and drills allow organizations and institutions to assess their readiness, determine community vulnerabilities, and prepare appropriate responses to disaster events such as an active shooter, cyberattacks, and the grid/power going down.
  • Case studies help you learn to apply concepts to practice.
  • User-friendly content includes definitions of key terms and the role expectations for different nurse specialties and levels.
  • Discussions of International Council of Nurses’ Core Competencies in Disaster Nursing use this benchmark as an outline for effective nursing practice before, during, and after disasters.
  • Reviews of psychiatric/mental health issues discuss interventions to improve mental health following disasters.
  • Expert contributors share perspectives and experience from a number of different countries.
About the author
By Joanne Langan
Table of Contents
UNIT I: Overview of Disaster Preparedness
1 Overview of Disaster Preparedness and Considerations for Vulnerable
UNIT II: Stages of Disaster Response
2 Disaster Management Agencies and Organizations, Disaster
Preparedness and Response Systems, Structures, Logistics,
and Resources
3 Preparedness and Mitigation
4 Disaster Response, Triage, and Decontamination
5 Recovery: Promoting Behavioral Health
UNIT III: Nursing Roles in Disasters and Public Health
6 Role of the General Professional Nurse
7 Role of the Advanced or Specialized Nurse in Public Health,
Advanced Practice, and Military Service
Alice Yuen Loke Yoomi Jung Xiaorong Mao Chunlan Guo
UNIT IV: Actual Disasters and Public Health Emergencie
8 Natural Disasters
9 Preparedness and Response to Radiological Emergencies
10 Chemical Disasters
11 Biological or Infectious Disease Outbreaks
12 Human-Made Disasters
UNIT V: Anticipating the Future: Brainstorming Exercises
13 Anticipating the Future: Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and Resource
14 Exercises and Drills
Appendix A Core Competencies in Disaster Nursing, Version 2.0
Appendix B Sample List: Readiness Resources and Toolkits
Appendix C Test Answers
Book details
ISBN: 9780323776769
Page Count: 320
Retail Price : £54.99

Practicing nurses in emergency, trauma, public health, critical care (in multiple settings, ie hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and schools)