Development of a disaster preparedness tool kit for nursing and midwifery : report on a WHO meeting, Coleraine, United Kingdom 20-21 August 1999
AbstractAs front-line health professionals, nurses and midwives can make an important contribution during and following disasters, but little training material on disaster preparedness is available to them. A WHO meeting discussed possibilities for a WHO initiative to develop a tool kit to fill this gap. Fifteen experts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom, with a variety of experience in disaster relief nursing, participated in the meeting, along with representatives from the WHO European programmes for emergency preparedness, nuclear emergency response, and nursing and midwifery. A strategic framework was developed that draws on common themes of the three different phases of disasters and considers the perspectives of international, national and local actors in disaster relief. A list of content areas for the tool kit were identified, and the participants agreed to act as an advisory group for its development
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (1999). Development of a disaster preparedness tool kit for nursing and midwifery : report on a WHO meeting, Coleraine, United Kingdom 20-21 August 1999. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108243
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