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Articles by Laura Wood, DNP, RN, CMCN

Disaster response resources and research goals for NPs

Wood, Laura; Zak, Concetta; Adelman, Deborah S.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(7):42-47, July 2020.

This final installment presents an overview of the series and calls for NPs to become more educated in disaster response planning, more involved in disaster response research, and better trained to lead in disaster response.

Exploring nurse vs. NP disaster response competencies

Adelman, Deborah S.; Fant, Catherine; Wood, Laura; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(12):42-48, December 2019.

This second installment of the Disaster Response Series covers the nurse competencies for disaster response outlined by the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. The authors explore how NP disaster response competencies from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties align with nurse competencies.

Disasters: Who responds when?

Adelman, Deborah S.; Fant, Catherine; Wood, Laura; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 44(10):50-55, October 2019.

The first installment in this Disaster Response Series reviews what qualifies as a disaster versus an emergency. This article includes a brief historical background of disasters that occurred in the US, relevant definitions, and levels and phases of appropriate disaster response by NPs.