The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the effectiveness of an emergency response for a local or national disaster that has occurred within the last 5 years.
- A minimum of three scholarly or peer-reviewed research articles are required. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.
- Investigate local or national disasters that have occurred within the last 5 years. These can be related to climate emergencies, such as flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, wildfire, or volcanos. Other types could be related to terrorism, bioterrorism, accidents, biological or chemical agents, disease outbreaks such as an infectious disease pandemic, foodborne terrorism, or active shooter with mass casualty preparedness.
- Select one disaster and evaluate the emergency response that occurred for that event.
- Create an 8-10-slide PowerPoint presentation discussing the local or national disaster you selected and evaluate the emergence response. Create speaker notes of 100-250 words for each slide.
Include the following in your presentation:
- Describe the event and explain how it impacted the local or broader community.
- Discuss the emergency response measures that were taken in responding to the event. Evaluate whether the emergency response measures created an appropriate, timely, and effective response. Provide examples and rationale.
- Explain how emergency response efforts included marginalized communities. Discuss whether decision making during this time considered diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Discuss how the principles of a Christian worldview can be applied to ensure inclusion of marginalized communities in emergency response preparation and response.
- Based on your evaluation, what could have been done differently or what could be done differently in the future? How could these suggestions be applied to a similar event?
- Discuss the role of the DNP-prepared nurse when responding to this type of crisis as an emergency responder. How would you lead with moral courage in the emergency response? How would you prioritize and target critical resources to those who need them the most?