Disaster-preparedness in Long-term Care Insurance Facilities and Social Welfare Facilities Ayumi Nishigami 1 , Keiko Makino 2 , Yukiko Miyaji 3 , Yuko Fujiwara 4 , Kyoko Matsuo 5 , Hisae Kubouchi 6 , Hisae Segawa 7 , Eiko Miyamoto 8 Keyword: 備え , 介護保険施設 , 社会福祉施設 , preparedness , long-term care insurance facilities , social welfare facilities pp.15-23
Published Date 2013/5/30
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.7008200071
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 This study was conducted to identify problems of disasters in long-term care insurance facilities and social welfare facilities as well as preparedness of nurses working at such establishments. To obtain suggestions on support that nursing associations can offer,a survey of current conditions was conducted using self-description questionnaires developed on the basis of earlier studies. A total of 53 among 90 questionnaires mailed to long-term care insurance facilities and social welfare facilities registered in a nursing association selected for the study were returned with valid responses(58.9%). According to the results, 28 facilities individually had an organization for disaster countermeasures(52.8%)and 46 had their own manual for disaster prevention and response(86.8%). In the area of improving anti-disaster measures in facility environments,only 30% of facilities had taken steps such as preventing falling objects and fixing equipment. The survey also showed that few facilities were highly regarded in terms of disaster preparedness,and that nurses were still unfamiliar with the concept of a disaster relief nursing system. Nursing associations are expected to further provide information about disaster-preparedness and disaster relief nurses through training.

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