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Title: Pilot training program for developing disaster nursing competencies among undergraduate students in China
Authors: Pang, SMC 
Chan, SSS
Cheng, Y
Keywords: Curriculum development
Disaster nursing
Disaster nursing competencies
Global standard
Nursing education
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Source: Nursing and health sciences, 2009, v. 11, no. 4, p. 367-373 How to cite?
Journal: Nursing and Health Sciences 
Abstract: As nurses constitute the largest group of health-care providers, their readiness to respond to disasters and to participate in preparedness and disaster recovery activities will be significant for making a community more resilient against disaster. Concern is raised regarding how to build the capacity of all nurses with a knowledge base and a minimum set of skills in responding to various disasters. Drawing on the ICN Framework of Disaster Nursing Competencies and Global Standards for the Initial Education of Professional Nurses and Midwives, a training program entitled " Introduction to Disaster Nursing" was developed. Four teaching methods including action learning, problem-based learning, skill training, and lecture were used to orchestrate a series of planned activities for helping students develop the required disaster nursing competencies in a 2-week intensive training program held in Sichuan China in July 2009. The pre- and post-tests which were given to assess the students' perceived level of competencies demonstrated a significant gain in relevant knowledge and skills constituting the required competencies upon completion of the program. In the program evaluation, most students indicated their willingness and capability in disaster relief work under supervision, and they were keen to advance their competencies in the field of disaster nursing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20584
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2009.00499.x
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