Nursing Final Review Terms

Nursing Final Review Terms - New Material: 15, 23, 7, 12,...

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New Material: 15, 23, 7, 12, 21, 14, 6,5 ,9 Previous material, pre-midterm: 10, 18, 24, 1, 4, 26 , 2 25 CHAPTER 15 Emergency Preparedness and Response for Today's World LEARNING OUTCOMES KEY TERMS All-hazards approach A process approach for all sectors to prepare for any emergency or disaster that may occur. Biologic agents Microorganisms or toxins from living organisms with infectious or noninfectious properties that produce lethal or serious effects in plants and animals. Chemical agents Solids, liquids, or gases with chemical properties that produce lethal or serious effects in plants and animals. Comprehensive emergency management A broad style of emergency management, encompassing prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Consequence management Measures to protect public health and safety, restore essential government services, and provide emergency relief to governments, businesses, and individuals affected by the consequences of terrorism. Containment Limitation of an emergency situation within a well-defined area. Credible threat Situation in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) determines that a terrorist threat is credible and confirms the involvement of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) in the developing terrorist incident. Crisis management Measures to identify, acquire, and plan the use of resources needed to anticipate, prevent, and/or resolve a threat or act of terrorism. Decontamination The physical process of removing harmful substances from personnel, equipment, and supplies. Disaster condition A significant natural disaster or man-made event that overwhelms the affected state, necessitating both federal public health and medical care assistance. Disaster medical assistance teams (DMATs) Regionally organized teams consisting of physicians, nurses, and other health care providers that can be sent into areas outside their own regions to assist in providing care for ill or injured victims at the location of a disaster or emergency. DMATs provide triage, medical or surgical stabilization, and continued monitoring and care of patients until they can be evacuated to locations where they will receive definitive medical care. Specialty DMATs can also be deployed to address, for example, mass burn injuries, pediatric care requirements, and chemical injury or contamination. Emergency As defined in the Stafford Act, any occasion or instance for which, in the determination of the President, federal assistance is needed to supplement state and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and protect property, public health, and safety; includes emergencies other than natural disasters. Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) An organization authorized by the U.S Congress through which a state impacted by a disaster can request and receive assistance from other member states quickly and efficiently ( EMAC, 2009 ). Incident command system (ICS)
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course NURS 122 taught by Professor Strodtman during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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