GH4002: The Role of the Nurse in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

GH4002: The Role of the Nurse in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Overview

For this Written Response Assessment, you will respond to a scenario in which you will examine the role of the nurse leader in preparing for, responding to, and communicating and collaborating during a disaster or public health emergency.

Submission Length: A 3 item-written response related to a scenario

Professional Skills: Written Communication, Inquiry & Analysis and Applied & Collaborative Learning are assessed in this Competency

Instructions

To complete this Assessment, download the Written Response Template [ I’m attaching this file] , which includes the Rubric for this Assessment. Complete the form using the criteria presented in the Rubric.

Scenario: An alert for an influenza outbreak has just been released for your community. Initial case reports show that at least a 15% increase in the number of influenza cases is expected over the next few days. As the nursing supervisor on the unit, you decided to call an emergency meeting of all your nurses to initiate planned preparation strategies for your agency in collaboration with the community to mitigate the outbreak.

Explain the role of the nurse leader in preparing for and responding to this public health emergency.
Describe your agency’s role in responding to the public health emergency.
Explain steps you would take to communicate and collaborate with other professionals and agencies to respond to this public health emergency.
All submissions must follow the conventions of scholarly writing. Properly formatted APA citations and references must be provided where appropriate. Submissions that do not meet these expectations will be returned without scoring.

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