- Chapter 1. Introduction Overview of disaster planning and importance of disaster planningNancy Blake PhD and Cat Goodhue MN
- Chapter 2. History of disaster nursing Discussion of the evolution of disaster nursing; how the military plays a roleJohn Murray PhD
- Chapter 3. National disaster planning/policy Directives from the federal government; the role the fed/state/local government interface in a disaster; national strategic stockpile;Eileen Fry-Bowers PhD
- Chapter 4. HICS structure The phases of disaster; how agencies interface during a disaster; based on hierarchy in firefighting; how this translates to local hospital disaster structure Michelle Moran PhD
- Chapter 5. Types of disasters: man-made (CBRNE and active shooter) and natural Incidence in recent history; number of people and specifically children injured or killed; child-specific differences in disaster planning for CBRNE and active shooter including supplies and antidotesDr. Paul Severin
- Chapter 6. General disaster preparedness for families Follow FEMA/Red Cross planning for 72 hours self-sufficiency; family communication plans; supply cache and how to rotate expiring supplies; planning for pets; need to have printed document with phone numbers since cell towers may be affected and power may run out Jessica James MSN and Anna Camia MSN
- Chapter 7. Pediatric issues (developmental, physical, emotional) How children grow physically and importance of this (drug doses; equipment differences); different developmental levels (infant, toddler, pre-schooler, school-age, adolescent); how they respond to stressful situations; dependence on adult/caregiver for emotional and physical support Lori Silao PhD
- Chapter 8. Children with special healthcare needs Dependence on adult/caregiver; medical technology devices and need for electricity/alternate power source; extra supplies and medications/TPN; Emergency Information Form and need for updated forms and family having hard and electronic copies;David Markenson MD
- Chapter 9. Decontamination Process based on age and developmental level; exposure/need for warmth; family decon; how healthcare facilities can planKatherine Meyer MSN
- Chapter 10. Disaster shelters How they should be set up; first aid/medical; food and water; sanitation; separating families from single adults; dealing with unaccompanied minors and safety and "babysitting"; activities to aid with normalcyMarian Nowak, DNP, RN, MPH, CSN, PN, FAAN
- Chapter 11. Family reunification Lessons learned from recent disasters; possible methods for reunification; implications for healthcare facilities, schools, daycare, etcKathy Stevenson
- Chapter 12. Post-disaster effectsa. resiliency - Stacia Hays DNP - what is resiliency; how to support childrenb. PTSD - Margaret Quinn DNP - incidence of PTSD; how to assess; psychological first aid; referrals to psych when necessary - how to determine; triage
- Chapter 13. Hospital preparednessa. Drilling for peds - creating realistic drills; engaging staff; just in time training; learning modules; table top; web-based education/videosb. DRC concept/partnerships/MOUsc. Triage - where/whod. Making room - cancelling elective surgeries; discharging patients; creating critical care beds; utilizing space for surge;e. Evacuation including NICU, PICU, general wardf. Planning for equipment, supplies, personnel, food and water, g. Healthcare worker safety - security personnel; limiting access h. Decon - where/how/supply storageCole Edmonson and Melinda Hirshouer
- Chapter 14. School preparedness - Robin Adair Shannon DNP Drills; partnerships with hospitals
- Chapter 15. Daycare preparedness - Laura Prestidge BSN
- Chapter 16. Office preparedness - Stacia Hays DNP
- Chapter 17. Breastfeeding issues - Janeen Gaul MSN RN and Mae de Vera Reyes, MSN RN
- Chapter 18. Getting involved - general principles with state licenses; a. ESAR-VHP - local and stateb. DMAT - what it is; how to joinc. Missions - how to prepare; Emily Dorosz and Sarah Birch
- Chapter 19. Resources - Nancy Blake and Cat Goodhue d. Websitese. Handoutsf. Emergency information form (children with special healthcare needs)g. Books and activities for children
This textbook describes what nurses need to know about pediatric disaster nursing, including public policy, and addresses preparedness for all types of disasters (natural and man-made) and strategies for hospital, school and community preparedness. The book opens with a brief history of disaster nursing and explains the key differences between pediatric and adult disaster nursing.
Recent years have been marked by numerous man-made and natural disasters, which have led nurses to seek new resources to be better prepared, in their role as nurses, for all types of disasters. Responding to this lack of resources, the book focuses on the unique needs of babies and children. It is the first and only textbook on pediatric disaster preparedness to include both the physical and psychological effects of disaster. Key aspects covered include: the psychosocial differences in and how to approach children; family reunification; medications, supplies and equipment; and decontamination.
Given its breadth of coverage, the book is well suited as a textbook for nursing classes, while also offering a valuable resource for nurses working in the field.
Catherine J. Goodhue is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of pediatric nursing experience in a variety of settings. She received her Bachelor's in Nursing from Georgetown University and her Master's in Nursing from UCLA. Currently she works as a PNP in the Trauma Program and as the Research Coordinator in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Ms. Goodhue has been involved in disaster-related research for the past 10 years and has received several disaster grants. She lectures at regional, state, and national conferences on disaster preparedness; and has authored/co-authored 11 peer-reviewed disaster-related manuscripts.
Dr. Nancy Blake has over 30 years of experience in nursing management and over 35 years in hospital disaster preparedness at the local and national level. She received her Bachelor's in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles and her Master's and Doctorate in Nursing from UCLA. She is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Nursing. Dr. Blake has been involved in disaster research and national disaster preparedness, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters and presented at national conferences.