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Consider the Haitian natural disaster: This is the Haiti catastrophic earthquakes that happen in sep. 2010.

1. Propose one example of a nursing intervention related to the disaster from each of the following levels: primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention. Provide innovative examples that have not been discussed by a previous student.

2. Under which phase of the disaster do the three proposed interventions fall? Explain why you chose that phase.

3. With what people or agencies would you work in facilitating the proposed interventions and why?

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Recovery efforts after the Haitian earthquake can be thought of as societal level triage.

The primary prevention faced by nurses after the Haitian disaster involved a malaria flare up. Heavy rainfall pooled among the ruins creating a haven for malaria bearing mosquitoes to reproduce and spread the disease. Health care workers joined with pest control experts in draining and poisoning these insects.

A secondary prevention came in ...

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Recovery efforts after the Haitian earthquake can be thought of as societal level triage.

The primary prevention faced by nurses after the Haitian disaster involved a malaria flare up. Heavy rainfall pooled among the ruins creating a haven for malaria bearing mosquitoes to reproduce and spread the disease. Health care workers joined with pest control experts in draining and poisoning these insects.

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