In this unit, you are learning about disaster preparedness, which is an important component of community health nursing and the nursing profession. For this discussion, respond to the following:
- Pick a federal, state, or local disaster agency, such as The Red Cross or FEMA, and describe its role in responding to a range of emergencies that might arise.
- What is disaster preparedness, as it relates to the nursing profession?
- Identify 2 emergency response functions or roles and how they could be demonstrated in an emergency response drill.
- Describe 3 examples in which your community agencies currently respond to emergent situations.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references.