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Natural Disasters Plus a Pandemic Equal Perfect Storms

By | 2020-10-30T15:50:39-04:00 October 30th, 2020|Categories: Nurses stories, Nursing news|

Heather Anderson, BSN, RN, Director of the Medical Surgical Unit at Adventist Health St. Helena in northern California, received an unexpected call soon after she arrived home from work on August 19. Heather Anderson, RN Anderson, a member of the facility’s disaster preparedness team, needed to return to the hospital immediately because winds

Disaster nursing key to emergency care during and after hurricanes

By | 2019-09-25T11:08:29-04:00 September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Nurses stories, Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing news|

Disaster nursing response teams go to areas where people have asked for help, where the infrastructure has been overwhelmed, the medical system has been overwhelmed or if the medical facility has been destroyed, said Kathi Harvey, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, APRN, a certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional.