Labrague, L., Hammad, K., Gloe, D., et al. (2017). Disaster Preparedness Among Nurses: A Systematic Review of Literature. (Abstract only; free registration required to request full text.) International Nursing Review. March 14.
The authors conducted a review of scientific articles conducted from 2006 to 2016 on nurses’ preparedness for disasters, and found that nurses are insufficiently prepared and do not feel confident responding effectively to disasters. Previous disaster response experience and disaster-related training were found to increase preparedness. The authors note that more, realistic disaster exercises are needed to further prepare nurses.