For this Assignment, select a disaster that could happen in your community. Write a 3- to 4-page paper outlining the disaster, how the professional nurse uses clinical judgment and decision-making skills to provide appropriate nursing care, other health care professionals that may be involved in an emergency or disaster response, and strategies for improving your community’s response to your identified disaster. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria and the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references.
• Overview—20 points Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to…”
• The Role of the Nurse—40 points Describe the disaster you selected and discuss how the professional nurse would use clinical judgment and decision-making skills during the disaster. Include a description of other healthcare professionals that may be involved in a response to your identified disaster and how the BSN nurse would collaborate with those professionals. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.
• Nursing Strategies—30 points Outline your suggestions for how to improve your community’s response to your identified disaster. Include a minimum of two best practices that could be implemented. Discuss how each best practice could address the identified weakness in the current response plan. Support each selected best practice with references from the professional literature. This section will be 2–3 paragraphs.
• Summary—10 points End the paper with a 1-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper. I reside in the Rio Grande Valley in Pharr, Texas feel free to research it but a possible disaster in my area maybe a Flooding or Hurricane
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