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Preparing nurses for a radiological terrorism incident: A case-study approach

Andrea Jennings-Sanders, DrPH, RN

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Like most disasters, radiological terrorism incidents can strike a community with very little warning. Nurses working in community settings need to be prepared to manage such an event and to work collaboratively with other professions. The Jennings Disaster Nursing Management Model is one tool that can assist nurses in their preparation and management of radio - logical terrorism incidents. Being prepared for disasters can have a significant impact in reducing healthcare and other disaster-related costs.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2007.0044

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