FACTORS RELATED TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AMONG NURSES: A SYTEMATIC REVIEW
Introduction: One-decade disasters that occur globally are the phenomena that will not stop but increase. This will result in a high rate of injury, death, large numbers of infrastructure damages, and also enormous economic and personal loss to society. Nurses are in the frontline and have a very important role in all phases of disaster management. The purpose of writing this article is to review the factors of preparedness of nurses in disaster management.
Method: This is a literature review of scientific articles conducted from 2009 to 2019 on nurses’ preparedness for disasters. The review through several stages; making questions, identification, eligibility, article inclusion selection, screening, and appraisal. The selection process was listed in the review systematic framework and 8 article articles were obtained. The articles were then summarized and assessed by JBI in each article.
Results: The review shows that nurse preparedness is related to several factors, namely; education level, years of work, previous disaster response experience, attendance in disaster simulation training, family preparedness, and self-regulation.
Conclusion: Providing a sustainable education and training on disaster simulation that involves nurses in disaster mapping will increase nurses' confidence and preparedness in facing future disasters.
Keywords:Disaster, Preparedness, Nurses
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