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Die bestuursbevoegdheid van persone wat as rampverpleegsters by die Pretoriase Burgerlike Beskerming geregistreer is

S. W. Booyens, A. Perold
Curationis | Vol 20, No 2 | a1306 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v20i2.1306 | © 1997 S. W. Booyens, A. Perold | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 March 1997 | Published: 27 March 1997

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S. W. Booyens,, South Africa
A. Perold,, South Africa

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Abstract

The essential management role of the disaster nurse during disaster action was outlined, researched and described. Her competency to execute effectively disaster relief tasks before, during and after a disaster occurring outside a hospital, was studied Management tasks were identified which nurses should have mastered regarding disaster situations occurring outside hospital boundaries. Research data were gathered by means of a questionnaire on the biographic detail of disaster nurses registered with Civil Defence in Pretoria, in order to recommend a course specially aimed at fulfilling their requirements. The research project identified requirements of the disaster nurse for appropriate further training, practise and guidance regarding the identified management tasks. It became evident that training is required in most of the tasks, and a training course for nurses in disaster management was designed.

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