There are increasing environmental and natural disasters today, in addition to public health emergencies that necessitate the inclusion of nurses

There are increasing environmental and natural disasters today, in addition to public health emergencies that necessitate the inclusion of nurses in disaster management (Wagner, 2018). Several agencies and stakeholders nationally assist the federal government in managing disasters. As a nurse manager, I would include several of these entities in planning for disaster response in my healthcare facility. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is one of the stakeholders I would consult. Led by the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA coordinates responses to disastrous events that states and local authorities cannot manage for lack of adequate resources.I would also consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when preparing a disaster preparedness plan. The CDC has excellent resources that can be helpful if a disaster is healthcare-related. Lastly, I would ask for help from St. John Ambulance when creating a disaster management plan for my hospital. The entity offers emergency first-aid and ambulatory services to disaster-stricken areas (Wagner, 2018). It also trains communities on disaster preparedness and provides medical services to injured persons in underprivileged areas after a disastrous event.In addition to the above entities, I would include nurses in disaster preparedness planning at the healthcare facility. Nurses play several roles during disasters. They work alongside physicians to deliver care to injured persons during a disaster. They provide triage, first aid, and health monitoring services in these setups, including contact tracing (Wagner, 2018). Nurses also plan for disaster preparedness. They strategize how to empower communities through community health training and education on appropriate responses to disasters. Nurses also work with health promotion colleagues to prepare for disaster response. A significant approach I would use to ensure nurses are ready for disaster response would be education and training. I would train nurses on the line of command they should follow during disasters. Besides, the nurses would learn their responsibilities and roles during disasters and how to work with other agencies and stakeholders, such as FEMA and St. John Ambulance. Equally important, nurses would receive training on appropriate communication channels to use during a disaster and response to infectious diseases people may have when harmed by hazards of a disaster (National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine,