Many nurses are volunteering their services to assist the residents of Haiti following the earthquake. The magnitude of the damages and injuries will require a sustained disaster relief effort. AJN has compiled a list of our articles with useful information for nurses participating in any disaster relief effort. Given the current urgency of this issue, we have made all articles free. We hope you’ll take a look and pass along anything you find informative or helpful.
For example, our Disaster Care article back in December dealt with the often-overlooked physiologic and psychosocial needs of children in public health emergencies. These can be very different from those of adults.
(And if, by some chance, you’ve actually had any experiences working in Florida or in Haiti with the victims of this earthquake, please let us know what skills and knowledge you’ve found most crucial.)