Community health

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alyn217
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179327
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Community health
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2012-10-23 12:37:30
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Disaster preparedness
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  1. Know the disaster stages
    • Mitigation:  Efforts made to decrease loss in event of disasters (risk analysis and risk reduction)
    • Preparedness: 
    • --Personal
    • --Professional
    • --http://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate 
    • Response: 
    • --Federal/National
    • **FEMA
    • **American Red Cross
    • --Local
    • **Local county health depts
    • **Colorado state health dept
    • --Organizational
    • **Hospitals
    • Recovery:
    • --Federal 
    • --Local
    • --Charitable/community
  2. What do you need to know about preparedness?
    • Personal preparedness
    • --Contact, family expectations, home preparedness
    • Professional preparedness
    • --Copy of license
    • --Red Cross ID
    • --Certifications
    • --Know plans in your organization/workplace
    • Community preparedness
    • --Hospitals
    • --Mental health
    • --Public health dept
    • --Rescue/first responders
    • --Clergy
    • --Fire fighters
    • --Municipal governments
    • --Media
    • --police
  3. Know NIMS and HEIC
    • National incident management system
    • Hospital emergency incident command system
  4. Incident command System
    • Written and clear management system
    • Each organization must submit plans to local health departments
    • Modular organization





    • Reliance on an Incident Action Plan
    • Chain of Command
    • Unified Command
    • Manageable span of control
  5. Levels of Disasters
    • Level III:
    • Requires activation of local EMS in cooperation with local organizations---minor
    • Level II:
    • Requires more of a regional response requiring several casualty protocols and coordination--moderate
    • Level I:
    • Federal emergency has been declared due to widespread destruction---massive

    (*Not how Red Cross stages disasters. Use the above for test purposes.)
  6. National response plan
    • Under the auspices of the US Public Health Service
    • 26 federal agencies are involved
    • NDMS: National Medical Assistance Teams
  7. 2 phases of recovery
    • Repair:
    • Triage
    • Immediate response to health/other basic needs
    • Help with communication of families/friends
    • Individual assistance
    • Provide services
    • Coordinate relief activities among agencies, governments, business

    • Rebuild:
    • Long term plans, insurance issues, housing and environmental cleanup
    • Community efforts to rebuild emotional as well as physical—’making whole’
  8. Know reactions to disasters/survival
    • Communities?
    • Individuals/adults?
    • children?
  9. Know populations at greatest risk
    • Disabilities
    • Low income/homeless
    • Non-English speaking
    • Single parent families
    • Institutionalized individuals
    • Previous victims
    • Undocumented persons
    • Substance abuse
  10. RN Roles
    Triage (when ems not around)
  11. Know stuff about bioterrorism, espeically what each catagory means.
    http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/agentlist-category.asp
  12. Know definition of vulnerable as it pertains to populations

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