Which action should she perform first?
A nurse implements a health care facility's disaster plan.
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A. Turn off all cellular phones and pagers. B. Instruct all essential off-duty personnel to report to the facility within 24 hours. C. Identify a command center at which activities are coordinated. D. Provide treatment for incoming clients according to time of admission.
A command center is any place that is used to provide centralized command for some purpose. A command center facilitates an organization to function as designed, to perform day to day operations regardless of what is happening. No one notices it is there, but everyone knows who is in charge when there is some trouble.
A command center is a ground zero of leadership and guidance to ensure that service and order are supported. Its main task is to watch the environment and react to what occurs.
Identify a command center at which activities are coordinated.-rationale: during a disaster, having a command center to provide direction and coordinate activities is crucial. cellular phones and pagers may be essential communication tools during a disaster. essential off-duty personnel should respond to a disaster as quickly as possible. admitted clients should be triaged and treated in accordance with the facilitys triage policy.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: applicationreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 688.