Directions for Disaster Nursing Education in the United States

Marguerite T. Littleton-Kearney, Lynn A. Slepski

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Abstract

Because of their diverse education, experience, and practice settings, nurses are uniquely qualified to be first receivers, care givers, and leaders in any large-scale public health emergency. Many nurses, however, continue to feel inadequately prepared to function effectively in these types of situations. Great strides have been made since 2001, but much work remains to be accomplished. This article focuses on newer approaches used to teach nurses the principles of disaster preparedness. It also addresses the need to incorporate mass casualty care and disaster management skills into undergraduate curricula, continuing nurse education, and advanced degree programs for nurses in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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Nursing Education
Disasters
Nurses
Mass Casualty Incidents
Continuing Education
Curriculum
Caregivers
Emergencies
Public Health
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Directions for Disaster Nursing Education in the United States. / Littleton-Kearney, Marguerite T.; Slepski, Lynn A.

In: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Vol. 20, No. 1, 03.2008, p. 103-109.

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Littleton-Kearney, Marguerite T. ; Slepski, Lynn A. / Directions for Disaster Nursing Education in the United States. In: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 103-109.
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