5. An Emergency Department nurse is informed of a nearby bombing at the World Trade Center. This nurse needs to be aware of the principles of triage and decontamination. In which zone does decontamination usually occur? Hint: Casualty Management Answer Choices: 1. In the hot zone 2. In the warm zone 3. In the cold zone 4. In the artic zone Answer: 2 Rationale: The site of the disaster where a weapon was released or where the contamination occurred is called the hot zone. It is considered contaminated, and only those persons in the appropriate personal protective equipment may enter this zone. The warm zone is adjacent to the hot zone. Another name for this area is the control zone. This area is where the decontamination of victims or triage and emergency treatment takes place. The cold zone is considered to be the safe zone. Nursing Process: Planning Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment download full file at
Full file at - Nursing-Critical-Thinking-in-Client-Care,-4th-Edition-Priscilla- LeMone- download full file at Cognitive Level: Application Objective: Discuss situations requiring the need for client isolation or client decontamination. Strategy: Determine in which zone it is safe to decontaminate clients who were exposed to either a weapon release or contamination. 6. A nurse is working during a routine, scheduled disaster drill. The nurse is reviewing the stages and phases of a disaster with a new-to-practice nurse. Which answer choice, if provided by this new-to-practice nurse, correctly lists the order of the stages of a disaster? Hint: Disaster Planning, Response, and Mitigation Answer Choices: 1. The nondisdaster stage, the predisaster stage, the impact stage, the emergency stage, and the reconstruction stage 2. The predisaster stage, the nondisaster stage, the impact stage, the emergency stage, and the reconstruction stage 3. The emergency stage, the predisaster stage, the nondisaster stage, the emergency stage, and the reconstruction stage 4. The impact stage, the nondisaster stage, the predisaster stage, the emergency stage, and the reconstruction stage Answer: 1 Rationale: The five stages of disaster preparedness are the nondisaster or interdisaster stage, the predisaster stage, the impact stage, the emergency stage, and the reconstruction or rehabilitation stage. Nursing Process: Planning Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment Cognitive Level: Application Objective: Discuss the role of the nurse in disaster planning, response, and mitigation. Strategy: Determine the correct sequence of the stages and phases of a disaster. 7. A nurse is teaching a seminar on disaster preparedness to a group of senior citizens at an assisted living facility. Which statement, if made by a client, demonstrates the need for further teaching?
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