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Nursing Practice 2018- Evaluating the readiness of emergency department of Yazd university hospitals in response to disasters and accidents based on W.H.O standards

Hospitals have a really important role in responding to disasters. Since nurses are one among the most important group of the health team and play multi-roles in patient treatment, improvement of their knowledge and skills helps them to act better in disasters. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a disaster management training program on the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice of nursing staffs. Educational planning and managing critical situations of accidents and disasters are among the foremost important issues. Triage, which suggests the classification of patients and injuries supported specific situations and wishes , is one among the important tasks of hospitals sometimes of disasters. In this study, triage knowledge and practice of nurses working in hospitals affiliated to Ilam University of Medical Sciences are evaluated. For several years, due to the fact that our country is vulnerable to natural and man-made hazards, especially in the health field, managers have been urged to assess the extent of their management’s readiness to respond to hazards. Fortunately, policy-making The widespread relevance of the health system in disasters and incidents is aligned with this; communicating validation standards and evaluating various health centers based on various standards, such as HSI, SARA, etc., is evidence of this. Most international standards examine the complexity of readiness in three functional, structural and non-functional areas, but this should not be overlooked: evaluations are of value when analyzed by specialized committees and measures got to modify the deviation from the criteria; plan and operational. About emergency preparedness for accidents and disasters; WHO has prepared and provided a tool for assessing the readiness of emergency medical emergencies. In this study, we tried to use the prevailing checklist for the readiness of three general hospitals within the city of Yazd To be evaluated. 

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