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CNA/NNOC Nurse Volunteers Deployed to Southern California Firestorm
Date:10/25/2007

d registered nurses throughout the region's emergency shelters and healthcare facilities and contacting other local agencies and facilities to determine where other support is needed.

RNRN was developed by CNA/NNOC in response to the Gulf Coast calamity following Hurricane Katrina. In the first weeks after Katrina, CNA/NNOC dispatched more than 300 volunteer RNs from across the country to 25 hospitals, clinics, and mobile units in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. CNA/NNOC volunteers also traveled to Sri Lanka to provide disaster relief following the tsunami disaster of the winter of 2005.

RNRN provides support and coordination for volunteer nurses when disaster strikes, allowing RNs to focus on providing patient care. RNRN arranges airfare, lodging, and meals for all volunteers, and works with federal and state agencies to resolve issues of medical credentials and licenses for out-of-state nurse volunteers.


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