Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Literature Review Volume 6 Issue 1

Awareness of Emergency Nursing Staff about Emergency Operations Plan in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Faisal Alasmari1*, Abdulaziz Albuhayri1, Jean Bail2, Steven Parrillo2 and Maher Alsakkak1 and Mostafa Kofi1

1Family and Community Medicine Dept. Prince Sultan Military Medical City, PSMMC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

*Corresponding Author: Faisal Alasmari, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.

Received: November 18, 2021; Published: December 23, 2021


This paper offers a project to assess nurses' disaster readiness in the Prince Sultan Military Medical City emergency department. The study aims to determine the level of awareness of the concept of the EOP and preparedness among emergency department nurses for a large-scale disaster. With the hospital implementing an emergency operation plan, it is unclear whether emergency department nurses are conversant with it. An extensive literature review discussing incident command systems, regulations and standards, disasters in Saudi Arabia, and preparedness has been conducted in this paper. Data was collected using survey questionnaires developed by the Qualtrics platform and distributed to a sample of nurses in the department. The project outcomes will help outline areas that need improvement. Findings show that ED nurses have a lack of knowledge about disaster preparation. They need educational, practical, and awareness programs to cultivate their confront disasters’ competencies. Some recommendations have been presented to the Major Disaster Response Unit (MDRU) to perform and provide additional educational and training approaches for the ED nurses about the EOP and disaster response.


Keywords: Nursing; Saudi Arabia; Disaster


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Citation: Faisal Alasmari., et al. “Awareness of Emergency Nursing Staff about Emergency Operations Plan in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia". Acta Scientific Microbiology 5.1 (2022): 270-284.


Copyright: © 2022 Faisal Alasmari., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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