WHO Asia Pacific Emergency & Disaster Nursing Network APEDNN
Enable nurses, facilities and communities to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters, including maintaining safe hospitals and health facilities, in partnership with other disaster preparedness team and community members.
- To become familiar with community and facility vulnerabilities, risks and hazards associated with disasters and identify assessment tools and health facility preparedness measures for the public health consequences of disasters.
- To review the vision, mission statement and core objectives of the APEDNN and assess progress on implementation of key initiatives;
- To demonstrate an understanding of the core APEDNN course module aims and content, their development and linkages to APEDNN curricular domains, disaster and emergency competencies, the proposed APEDNN research framework to guide research priorities, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of action plans.
- To discuss disaster preparedness and response form the standpoint of tropical and communicable disease outbreaks in the tropics.
By the end of the meeting and capacity-building workshops, participants will have:
Demonstrated knowledge and skills in selected aspects of participatory learning approaches and technical content of at least one of the following emergency/disaster courses, i.e. Psychosocial health and disasters; Epidemiology, Disasters and Emerging Diseases; and Trauma, Triage and Wound Care; Reproductive health and disasters; Infection Control.
Formulated sub-regional annual action plans for policy and planning, monitoring and evaluation, research, capacity-building, and/or other work, utilizing tools for action planning and policy-making and evaluation.
The meeting report will be available soon. More information is available on the Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network (opens an external site) website.