Wk 5 Catastrophic Wildfires of 2017 in California Disaster Preparedness Paper

Week 5: Disaster Preparedness

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs).

  • CO3: Plan prevention and population-focused interventions for vulnerable populations using professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice. (POs 4 and 8)

CO6: Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that influence the health of a community and population health problems. (PO2)

Preparing for disasters, terrorist threats, or communicable disease outbreaks is an important part of public health nursing.

  • Share an overview of a natural or human-made disaster that has occurred in your area in the last 20 years.
  • Describe how your community was impacted.

oInclude a URL and reference to the event. This may be a news article.

Describe lessons learned and changes made to preparedness.