Final Exam Mattie Parham Bryant & Stratton College HTHS 400: Disaster Planning and Management Dr. Markisha J. Woodson April 25, 2016 Compare and Contrast the various types of disasters that can affect healthcare facilities. Describe the effect that various types of disasters can have on the ability of a healthcare facility to effectively respond. A disaster in health care is an event that produces casualties beyond the number and severity for which a single hospital or prehospital emergency medical system can plan. A disaster would affect communities, surrounding localities, and regions.
With the proper resources and help from he community we will make sure everyones needs are met. Like mentioned before as well we will provide a range of counselors for our volunteers and workers as well because we know they will endure some major trauma. This falls right in line with their wellness and ability to live through the
I intend to show you that when it comes to emergency response, success will come from accomplishing a through threat assessment for the community of responsibility. Once you see the threats, are able to assess the vulnerability and understand the consequences, you will get a clear picture of the risks to enable you to evaluate to allocate adequate funds. Let’s start with understand
An array of difficulties may arise when it comes to victims receiving the necessary care from medical professionals, there might be a lack of available resources that provides case management services as well as after care services for individuals that desire such help. Also the
Community health nurses are prepared beforehand with their knowledge, skills, and credentialing. They reduce mortality by being current, and ready with the most up-to-date knowledge on decontamination procedures, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and advanced lifesaving procedures (Nies & McEwen, 2014). The second stage is preparedness and planning. In this stage people have training in first aid, putting together a disaster emergency kit, and possess a plan of where to meet and use communication mediums after a hurricane. Community health nurses are prepared and will reduce mortality by having plans in place, and survival kits ready to use for the work place, family, and the evacuations (Nies & McEwen, 2014).
3.2 Outline the procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur. The procedure to follow in the event of an accident would be that I would record all of the details about the incident & report/relay them to the ward manager who will then go on to notify other people. In the event of someone having a cardiac arrest, if I was the first person on the scene I would activate my alarm to make sure there are more staff available to help. 3.3 Explain why it is important for emergency first aid tasks only to be carried out by qualified first aiders.
Mental health centers often have emergency walk-in services or a mobile crisis unit with clinical staff table make an on-site evaluation of a person's condition. The purpose of both is to de escalate, stabilize the individual and determine the next
“‘Hurricane Sandy is moving with rapid speed and increasing intensity toward the coast of Long Beach Island, New Jersey. It is advised that all civilians in the area evacuate this exigency.’” The man on the weather channel stated. Mom was in the kitchen, washing the dishes. Darwin and I were in the living room sitting on the couch.
What would you do if your entire life, friends, family, home, and city was rendered uninhabitable in a 24 hour period? Picture a city completely flooded, roads and highways engulfed with water, people, stranded on the roofs of their flooded homes, 100 year old 50 foot trees uprooted from the ground, abandoned pets, floating cars, buses on top of buildings, this was the horrific scene after Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast of the United States on August 29th, 2005. This is not only the scene of hurricane Katrina but of most hurricanes that hit any populated Pacific or Atlantic coast. Hurricanes are known to be the most powerful and violent storms on earth.
The uncertainty of a disaster such as this could shape where people decide to live, the houses they buy, and what their response is to helping their community when a natural disaster occurs. Some people may decide to fend for themselves and not take into account their neighbors or community, while other people may be more worried about others than themselves. The response to a natural disaster says a lot about a community, and I am curious to know how my community would
Ms. Mathison provided technical assistance to preparedness planners participating in eexercise planning and evaluation, completing and assisting on the PPHR applications. Other items in this expectations were not applicable. Regional Asset during Public Health and Medical Incidents 5% Prepare to and serve as a regional asset during public health and medical incidents, activations of the State Emergency Response Team and exercises. When the assigned region is impacted respond at the Direction of the Co-chair, when the assigned region is un-impacted, respond at the direction of BPR. N/A Regional Preparedness Planning Activities 10% Participate in regional preparedness planning activities including attending local, regional and state meetings as assigned by the RDSTF Public Health and Medical Co-Chair N/A Technical Assistance and Support to County Health Departments 70% Provide technical assistance and support to County Health Departments for implementation of preparedness programs.
It is important to develop programs and plans to address fatigue issues among health workers during disasters . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009) had established "Guidance for Managing Worker Fatigue During Disaster Operations". According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the programs and plans that address occupational fatigue issues during disasters should have the following four components: (a) assessment of the nature of incidents and the types of work performed, (b)Identification of risk factors to which the workers can be exposed, (c) controls of different risk factors identified in the previous component. This component explain the organization’s policies, work practices, and procedures that address the issue; (d) evaluation the process that will be used to investigate the effectiveness of the controls in reducing the risk of worker fatigue(CDC,
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