|The coveted Nurses Pin is worn by more than 20,000 |
Red Cross Nurses across the country.
|Red Cross nurses during World War I,|
World War II and student nurses today.
|Debbie Hayden, RN|
Depending on the nature of a disaster or emergency, Debbie uses the computerized Red Cross Client Assistance System (CAS 2.0) to communicate with nurses and other medical personnel and alert them to the need for assistance. Disaster health service workers are all part of Disaster Action Teams who work together in an emergency. Nurses are trained to work at the scene of a disaster or at a disaster shelter.
Among the varied services nurses provide are the following:
- Assess the overall physical, mental and spiritual needs of disaster victims
- Provide assistance or care for disaster-related unmet health needs through Disaster Health Services casework
- Obtain information about victims’ needs for medication or medical equipment
- Provide assistance to replace medications, medical supplies, eyeglasses, drug prescriptions, etc.
- Refer victims to the appropriate resources for medical or financial assistance
Thank you to all of the Red Cross Nurses who help us prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters every day!
To learn more about the Red Cross and Red Cross nursing opportunities, visit www.redcross.org/support/volunteer/nurses