“Diary Of Medical Mission Trip”


estruction whether natural or manmade can occur at any moment, in 2010, Haiti was devastated by a catastrophic earthquake. All nursing interventions would be secondary and tertiary prevention measures since primary prevention would occur before the catastrophe. Secondary prevention includes screening for the earliest onset of disease, signs and symptoms. Secondary prevention interventions would include IV access, fluids, antibiotics, and dressing changes. Tertiary prevention includes managing the disease or injury and includes slowing the disease progression and would include amputations.

The phase of disaster falls in a combination of both impact and postimpact. I think it falls under impact because of the aftershocks which can continue to cause damage and injury after the major earthquake. It is also postimpact because the worse aspect of the destruction was done, and the beginning of rescue and emergency medical care has become the primary focus which can take months or even years.

Collaboration is important during times of crisis. Working together with the Haitian people and its government, the Red Cross, CDC, WHO, and all other volunteering agencies would allow for a more successful mission.

Using 200-300 words APA format with references to support this discussion.


  1. Under which phase of the disaster do the three proposed interventions fall? Explain why you chose that phase.
  2. With what people or agencies would you work in facilitating the proposed interventions and why?