Disaster

Disaster
Include at least two scholarly references to support your work.

In a 3-5 page paper in APA format, address questions 1, 2, 3, and 7 from the Learning Activities on page 583 in your text:

1. Assess the community where you live for potential disasters that could result in mass casualties.

a. What disasters are predictable?

b. Are there measures that can be taken to prevent or minimize injuries, death, or destruction?

2. Find out who is responsible for disaster management in your community.

a. What plans are in place for warning people and for communicating which actions to take in the event of a disaster?

b. Are the people aware of these plans?

3. What social and cultural factors need to be considered in disaster planning in your community?

a. Are there vulnerable populations with special needs (e.g. homeless, prisoners, mobility impaired)?

b. If evacuation of the community is mandated, have plans for evacuation of these groups been made?

7. What emergency supplies does your health care facility have available in the event of a disaster?

a. What provisions have been made available for vulnerable patients, when there is no electricity?

b. How would patients be evacuated from your facility to safe shelters?

Use at least two scholarly references to support your work.

I am living in New York. We had “Sandy” hurricane so some hospital closed due to flood. Could you write about disaster with hurricane and follow the grading rubric?

Assignment 6 Grading Rubric

Competency 11—9 points 8—5 points 4—1 points 0 points Points Earned
Assesses potential disasters that could produce mass casualties. Assesses potential disasters that could produce mass casualties. Illustrates potential disasters that could produce mass casualties. Identifies potential disasters that could produce mass casualties. Does not identify potential disasters that could produce mass casualties.
/11
Appraises the predictability of potential disasters. Appraises the predictability of potential disasters. Debates the predictability of potential disasters. Discusses the predictability of potential disasters. Does not discuss predictability.
/11
Justifies responsible parties for disaster management in the community. Justifies responsible parties for disaster management in the community. Inventories responsible parties for disaster management in the community. States who is responsible for disaster management in the community. Does not state who is responsible for disaster management in the community.
/11
Assesses the plans in place for warning people and for communicating which actions to take in the event of a disaster. Assesses the plans in place for warning people and for communicating which actions to take in the event of a disaster. Examines the plans in place for warning people and for communicating which actions to take in the event of a disaster. Explains the plans in place for warning people and for communicating which actions to take in the event of a disaster. Does not explain the plans in place for warning people and for communicating which actions to take in the event of a disaster.
/11
Supports measures that can be taken to prevent or minimize injuries, death, or destruction. Supports measures that can be taken to prevent or minimize injuries, death, or destruction. Applies measures that can be taken to prevent or minimize injuries, death, or destruction. Names measures that can be taken to prevent or minimize injuries, death, or destruction. Does not name measures that can be taken to prevent or minimize injuries, death, or destruction.
/11
Judges emergency supplies your health care facility have available in the event of a disaster. Judges emergency supplies your health care facility have available in the event of a disaster. Inventories emergency supplies your health care facility have available in the event of a disaster. Describes emergency supplies your health care facility has available in the event of a disaster. Does not describe emergency supplies the health care facility has available in the event of a disaster.
/11
Evaluates how patients would be evacuated from their facility to safe shelters. Evaluates how patients would be evacuated from their facility to safe shelters. Examines how patients would be evacuated from their facility to safe shelters. States how patients would be evacuated from their facility to safe shelters. Does not state how patients would be evacuated from their facility to safe shelters.
/11
Justifies what provisions have been made available for vulnerable patients, when there is no electricity.

 

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