Child Health and the Role of the Pediatric Nurse in Naturel Diseases
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Keywords:Child, Disaster, Pediatric Nurse, Role
What all disasters have in common and distinguishes them from other emergencies is their sudden nature and overwhelming impact on a community's response system. Disasters are unpredictable and often cannot be prevented from occurring. In disasters, although it is impossible to precisely predict the needs of pediatric victims during mass injury events, it is possible to anticipate the needs of at-risk group sand implement plans to reduce their risk of harm during the crisis. It is known that many children were affected as a result of the earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6 that actively affected 10 provinces in Turkey, although the figures have not been officially announced yet. The purpose of this article, especially considering that there are children affected as a result of disasters; to consider the presence and role of pediatric nurses who care for these children. It is thought that professionals providing pediatric care can reduce the effects of disasters by preparing before hand with techniques such as simulation, and encourage the preparation and resilience of children, families and communities.
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