This week, students explored the roles and responsibilities of a leader when managing or preparing for emergent situations. This might include dangerous weather, active shooters, threats, bombs, pandemics, or dozens of other situations. Consider your reading and personal experiences and answer the following questions.
- What are the major roles in emergency management and the responsibilities of each? How might that differ depending on type or size of the organization?
- As a nurse leader, what steps would you take to make certain all members in your department are trained on current practices and remain compliant year over year?
- Have you or someone you know been involved in or responsible for managing an emergency in the workplace? If you were responsible for managing that situation today, how might you handle it differently based on what you have learned this week?
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references.