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Disaster Nursing Considerations

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There are important considerations when it comes to emergency nursing and disasters. Regardless of the cause of a disaster, whether natural or man-made, it is a catastrophic event that leads to great loss and destruction. Giving medical attention to the people involved is a priority.

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There are important considerations when it comes to emergency nursing and disasters. Regardless of the cause of a disaster, whether natural or man-made, it is a catastrophic event that leads to great loss and destruction. Logue (1996) defines a disaster as ‘an event that causes excessive morbidity and mortality’, so it goes without saying that giving medical attention to the people involved is a priority. These events are often so devastating that the first response quickly becomes overwhelmed and a disaster is declared. This is the point at which nurses and other health professionals may be asked to volunteer and provide medical assistance.

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Zoe is a copywriter and blogger from the UK. Once working as an Operating Department Practitioner in a busy Orthopaedic theatre suite specialising in regional anaesthetic techniques, she now writes for the health industry due to disability. Using the education and skills learned as a nurse, along with the experience of being disabled – Zoe is passionate about helping health professionals communicate better with their patients via social media, blogs and websites. In her spare time, Zoe is a governor at her local primary school, and is writing a play about invisible illness.
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