Catherine Fowler

Disasters can be natural, or man made in origin and require quick, efficient response. Nurses are often among the first responders. Disaster response training for nurses and student nurses helps ensure effective response and improve outcomes related to disaster. The author implemented a novel method of training for baccalaureate nursing students by combining Medical Reserve Corps training with structured two-day training at Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Center for Domestic Preparedness.

Keywords: disaster, disaster preparedness, nursing students

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