Targeting prenatal emergency preparedness through childbirth education.


The lack of emergency preparedness planning remains problematic for families, but there is a special concern for prenatal women and families. This article proposes childbirth education as one avenue through which nurses can engage families to prepare for a disaster. Template guides and references are included for community-specific emergency preparedness education for childbearing families. Critical issues unique to childbearing women and newborns related to evacuation, sheltering, birthing in place, and mental health are addressed.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01159.x

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@article{Giarratano2010TargetingPE, title={Targeting prenatal emergency preparedness through childbirth education.}, author={Gloria Giarratano and Yvonne M. Sterling and Susan Orlando and Pamela R Mathews and Gretchen Deeves and Marirose L Bernard and Denise M Danna}, journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN}, year={2010}, volume={39 4}, pages={480-8} }