Implementation of a Emergency Preparedness Shelter Manual in Public Health
Nurse Administrators have founded that Public Health Nurses (PHN) are not adequately equipped with the knowledge needed to effectively provide nursing care during a disastrous event. Hence, the significance of effectively equipping the PHN with proper emergency preparedness training by the incorporation of a sheltering manual through the implementation of policies and procedures is an important role for the PHN administrator. The aim of this evidence-based practice (EBP) change project was to increase PHN emergency disaster preparedness knowledge and competency during events. This was accomplished with an emergency preparedness-training program that included a pre/post survey, disaster education and drills, and skill competency check-offs. The population consisted of 69 PHN’s employed at an Eastern North Carolina Public Health Department. The results from the EBP change project showed participants scored a mean pretest score of 65% (range 30% to 90%). Post education and drill completion participants scored a mean of 90% (range 80% to 100%). The percent difference between the pretest and posttest was 25% indicating that knowledge was gained. All participates (N=69) successfully completed the skill competency check-offs.
Vinson, Krystle. (July 2018). Implementation of a Emergency Preparedness Shelter Manual in Public Health (DNP Scholarly Project, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6900.)
Vinson, Krystle. Implementation of a Emergency Preparedness Shelter Manual in Public Health. DNP Scholarly Project. East Carolina University, July 2018. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/6900. September 19, 2020.
Vinson, Krystle, “Implementation of a Emergency Preparedness Shelter Manual in Public Health” (DNP Scholarly Project., East Carolina University, July 2018).
Vinson, Krystle. Implementation of a Emergency Preparedness Shelter Manual in Public Health [DNP Scholarly Project]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; July 2018.
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