The effects of a disaster on healthcare can range from conditions that immediately besiege the system with large numbers of patients, to catastrophes that strain its long-term sustainability. Nurses, as frontline health professionals, must have an understanding of the situations they may face before, during and after a disaster and they must develop the skills and strategies to provide effective and immediate care. International Disaster Nursing is the first truly comprehensive and internationally focused resource to address the diversity of issues and myriad scenarios that nurses and other health personnel could encounter during a disaster event. This text defines the many roles of the nurse within a multidisciplinary team, and aids the implementation of the community's disaster plans in a crisis. With an alarming increase in the occurrence of disasters in the last decade, International Disaster Nursing is the hallmark text in the field.rad (radiation unit) 224, 225, 232a3, 241, 244 radiation emergency management of radiation injuries 221a49, 252 exposure ... (REMPAN) 246, 247, 252 Radiation Event Medical Management (REMM) 252 radiation exposure device (RED) 225a 6 ... rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) 312 rationing 132a3 RDTs see rapid diagnostic tests REAC/TS see Radiation Emergency ... 593 RED see radiation exposure device Red Cross see International Committee of the Red Cross a#39;reda#39; dependencyanbsp;...
|Title||:||International Disaster Nursing|
|Author||:||Robert Powers, Elaine Daily|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2010-05-03|