Public Health Nursing Intervention Wheel, p. Although the majority of disaster work is not high tech, the knowledge one needs for CBRNE disasters must be developed to include access to a ready cache of information related to nursing care. She oversees the annual Susan Hassmiller American Red Cross Award, which provides recognition to a Red Cross chapter that has made outstanding contributions in providing disaster health services involving nurses as leaders.

Disasters can affect one family at a time, as in a house fire, or they can kill thousands and result in economic losses in the millions, as with floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and bioterrorism. The poor, elderly, women, and children in developing communities are excessively affected and least able to rebound Duque,

It provides detailed information about hazardous substances, health effects, treatment, personal protective equipment, toxicity, the emergency resources available, and the surrounding environmental conditions. After reading this chapter, the student should be able to do the following: Each FMS has beds, supplies, and medicine to treat people for up to 3 days.