Emergency Response Planning

Emergency Response Planning

Emergency response planning is the organization, coordination, and direction of available resources to respond to an event or bring and emergency under control.

Select one of the scenarios below and complete the activity.

Earthquake Emergency Response

The healthcare team has just been notified that there was an earthquake in the Sentinel Mountains that has destroyed buildings in Industrial Heights and Casper Park residential area of Sentinel City®.  Emergency Response Planning

  • Visit the Industrial Heights and Casper Park residential areas of Sentinel City® and consider the impact zone of an earthquake.  Observe the services, routes and populations that may be involved with the city as a result of the earthquake.
  • Create a report that describes the potential public health effects, infrastructure damage and environmental hazards related to the earthquake.  Describe the members and roles of the emergency management team and organizations (public and private) that would be activated in Sentinel City®.
  • Who are the members of the emergency response team that will be deployed? What private and public resources will assist with the response in the short and long term?
  • What are the risks and benefits of the quick public responses that will be shared on social media? Emergency Response Planning

Tornado Emergency Response

The healthcare team has just been notified that there was a tornado that ripped through Casper Park and Acer Tech Center in Sentinel City®.

  • Visit the Casper Park and Acer Tech Center areas of Sentinel City® and consider the impact zone of the tornado.  Observe the services, routes and populations that may be involved with the city as a result of the tornado.
  • Create a report that describes the potential public health effects, infrastructure damage and environmental hazards related to the tornado.  Describe the members and roles of the emergency management team and organizations (public and private) that would be activated in Sentinel City®. Emergency Response Planning
  • Who are the members of the emergency response team that will be deployed? What private and public resources will assist with the response in the short and long term?
  • What are the risks and benefits of the quick public responses that will be shared on social media?

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Civic Disturbance Emergency Response

The healthcare team has just been notified that there is a civic disturbance at City Hall with injuries in Sentinel City®.

  • Visit the area City Hall.  Observe the services, routes and populations that may be involved with the city as a result of the civic disturbance.Emergency Response Planning
  • Create a report that describes the potential public health effects and environmental hazards related to the civic disturbance.  Describe the members and roles of the emergency management team and organizations (public and private) that would be activated in Sentinel City®.
  • Who are the members of the emergency response team that will be deployed? What private and public resources will assist with the response in the short and long term?
  • What are the risks and benefits of the quick public responses that will be shared on social media? Emergency Response Planning

Reading and Resources

  • Harkness & DeMarco (2016) Read Chapter 20
  • Visit American Red Cross “Be Red Cross Ready”
  • Visit Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Visit FEMA: Natural DisastersPopulation Health – Emergency Response PlanningDescription: The baccalaureate graduate nurse will apply leadership concepts, skills, and

    decision making in providing care in a variety of settings.

    Course Competencies: 3) Integrate concepts from behavioral, biological and natural sciences

    to review health needs of diverse populations. 7) Conduct a windshield survey. 9) Examine the

    role of the nurse in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. 10) Discuss the

    sociopolitical, economic, and ethnic characteristics of a community and their influence on

    population health. Emergency Response Planning

    QSEN Competencies: 1) Patient-Centered Care 2) Teamwork and Collaboration 3) Evidence-

    Based Practice 5) Safety

he healthcare team has just been notified that there is a civic disturbance at City Hall with injuries in Sentinel City®.

  • Visit the area City Hall.  Observe the services, routes and populations that may be involved with the city as a result of the civic disturbance. Emergency Response Planning
  • Create a report that describes the potential public health effects and environmental hazards related to the civic disturbance.  Describe the members and roles of the emergency management team and organizations (public and private) that would be activated in Sentinel City®.
  • Who are the members of the emergency response team that will be deployed? What private and public resources will assist with the response in the short and long term?
  • What are the risks and benefits of the quick public responses that will be shared on social media Emergency Response Planning
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