Emergency Preparedness Training for Hospital Nursing Staff New York City 2012–2016
Jacobs-Wingo, J., Schlegelmilch, J., Berliner, M. et al. (2018). Emergency Preparedness Training for Hospital Nursing Staff, New York City, 2012–2016. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 51(1): 81-87.
This article describes “the phased development of, and delivery strategies for, a CBRNE curriculum to enhance emergency preparedness among nursing professionals” that was developed by the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University's Earth Institute. The curriculum, which may be customized by individual healthcare facilities, included six modules, a just‐in‐time training, and an online annual refresher course that addressed gaps identified in surveys and focus groups conducted at 20 NYC hospitals.