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Nepal: The Role of Nurses After Nepal Earthquake 2015

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The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific

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The role of a professional nursing organization, that is, the Nursing Association of Nepal (NAN), in disaster management after the devastating earthquake in April 25, 2015, shows how nurses supported a technological innovation in managing health information in the country during and after the disaster. Nurses were trained on rapid health assessment and use of electronic health records and referral system and a surveillance system to help in gathering information on the ground to inform health interventions.

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Pohkrel, T., Kanbara, S., Bonito, S., Estuar, M.R., Sharma, C., Pandey, A. (2017). Nepal: The Role of Nurses After Nepal Earthquake 2015. In: Bonito, S., Minami, H. (eds) The Role of Nurses in Disaster Management in Asia Pacific. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41309-9_7

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