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Omar Wattad


Background: The emergency department (ED) plays a major role in every healthcare facility, especially during disasters, outbreaks, and emergencies. This systematic review article emphasizes the crucial duty of EDs to provide immediate, effective, and high-quality care to patients. Nurses are integral to the daily operations of the ED, responsible for triage, assessment, management, treatment, and patient care. Given the influx of patients, EDs require excellent facilities and a highly trained and professional healthcare team.

Methodology: Disasters vary in definition but often involve severe societal disruptions, surpassing the affected community's coping capacity. Nurses must comprehend crisis management fundamentals, including readiness, reaction, recovery, and mitigation. They are expected to possess disaster management knowledge, skills, and abilities to support patients, promote community preparedness, and demonstrate professional commitment.

Results: Continuous training is vital, including psychological readiness and advanced methodologies like high-fidelity modelling. Emergency nurses work in really stressful conditions daily, necessitating resilience to cope effectively. Excessive personal and system-level stress can hinder nurses' ability to provide optimal care. Developing resilience and work engagement through personal activities and stress-relief behaviours is crucial. Empathy and intellectual abilities are essential in the ED, ensuring high-quality care under any circumstances.

Conclusion: In conclusion, the ED and its healthcare team are vital in managing disasters and providing immediate care. Nurses, in particular, must be well-prepared, resilient, and empathetic to deliver top-tier patient care and thrive in a demanding work environment.

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Omar Wattad. (2023). ER NURSES AND RESILIENCE, GENERAL OVERVIEW. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(8s), 820–830.
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Omar Wattad

Faculty of Graduate Studies, Arab American University, 13 Zababdeh, P.O Box 240, Jenin, Palestine


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