1. Describe, in detail, specific to their age, health conditions, or other factors, what resources the members need to assemble prior to a disaster where evacuation or sheltering in place is required.
The community aggregate consists of residents of all age groups. When it comes to disaster preparedness they need to have important documentation such as social security cards, driver’s license or identification cards in a safe place where it is protected from damage. They need to ensure that they have an extra supply of medications, extra clothing, baby formula, diapers, first aid kit, water for at least a week and non-perishable foods. If you own animals having water and food for them. Also, ensuring that they have flash lights and batteries. Having their mobile phone and keeping it fully charged. Finally, filling up your gas tank if evacuation is necessary you will be able to get out of the city without delay. Lining up transportation for evacuation in case there is a need to leave and if there is a need for city help they can contact 2-1-1. Also, having a plan in place if circumstances changes.
2. Describe, in detail, specific to their age, health conditions, or other factors, what resources that the members may need during an evacuation or sheltering in place.
During an evacuation there is need for water, gas, baby formula, extra clothing, food for any animals, important documents to identify themselves, first aid kit, medications if taken, a way to communicate with family and friends (cell phone) and ensure that it is fully charged. Also having a portable charger to keep phone charged. Ensuring that you remain safe during evacuation.
3. Describe, in detail, specific to their age, health conditions, or other factors, what resources the members may need immediately after an evacuation or sheltering in place, if adequate local support is unavailable.
After an evacuation it is important to have identification, locations of Red Cross and FEMA assistant centers to obtain food, water, clothing, cleaning supplies and shelter if needed. Also contacting FEMA if the resident has lost their home and vehicles as they will be providing funding for those in need.
4. Identify their resource deficits? List their knowledge deficits?
5. What resource or knowledge gaps can be addressed by the community health nurse to strengthen their flexible lines of defense (NSM) of the community aggregate?
The community health nurse can help the community by providing medical assistance and providing the community with the necessary resources to receive help. This will give the community aggregate a sense of relief that will alleviate stress and anguish the community is facing after the disaster.
6. What is the top priority knowledge deficit concern?
The top priority concern is the inability to cope due to not having the necessities to survive. Having to deal with losing a home, valuables and having to find a place to live will put a lot of stress on an individual.
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