Emergency Preparedness & Health Policy

After studyingModule 4: Lecture Materials & Resources, discuss the following:How your work environment prepares and responds to emergency preparedness (you may choose natural or man-made emergencies)?How do you see health policy impacting nursing practice in preparing for emergencies?Submission Instructions:Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources.For this week, we will discuss how your workplace prepares and responds to emergencies. Please share one example. An example can be preparing and responding to a natural disaster (ex: hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc.), preparing and responding to a pandemic (ex: Ebola, COVID), or preparing and responding to internal threats (ex: Active shooter, bomb threat, etc.). Also, share how do you see health policy impacting how nurses prepare and respond to emergencies? Please look at the videos and scholarly peer-reviewed articles provided to support your discussions.Read and watch the lecture resources & materials below early in the week to help you respond to the discussion questions and to complete your assignment(s).(Note: The citations below are provided for your research convenience. You should always cross reference the current APA guide for correct styling of citations and references in your academic work.)ReadMason, D. J., Gardner, D. B., Outlaw, F. H. & O’Grady, E. T. (2020).Chapters 23, 24, 28, 30, 31, and 38Online Materials & ResourcesVisit the CINAHL Complete under the A-to-Z Databases on theUniversity Library’swebsite, locate and read the article(s) below:Blake, S. C., Hawley, J. N., Henkel, A. G., & Howard, D. H. (2018). Implementation of Florida long term care emergency preparedness portal web site, 2015–2017. American Journal of Public Health, 108, S399–S401. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304557Sales, C., Kim, Y., Kim, G., Lin, B., & Palaniappan, L. (2021). Precision public health matters: An international assessment of communication, preparedness, and coordination for successful COVID-19 responses. American Journal of Public Health, 111(3), 392–394. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.306129Traynor, K. (2019). Unprecedented storm tests preparation at small Georgia hospital. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 76(2), 68–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajhp/zxy062

 
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