Improving global prehospital and emergency health care, public health, and disaster health and preparedness


Read the 2015 End of of the Year Letter from the Nursing Section Chair, Emmanuel Rochrbacher!


Emmanuel Rohrbacher, RN 


Sue Ann Bell, PhD, FNP-BC

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Odeda Benin-Goren, RN


Knox Andress, RN, FAEN
Wendy McKenzie, RN


Virginia Plummer, PhD, RN
Patrizia Duda, RN

The Nursing Section of WADEM strives to be the organizational vehicle welcoming and representing nurses from all countries with an intent and desire to strengthen and improve the practice and knowledge of disaster nursing.

The proposed mission of the Nursing Section of WADEM is to foster collaboration among nurses involved in research, education, management, and practice in prehospital, emergency, public health, and/or disaster health care.

The purposes of the Nursing Section of WADEM are to:

  • Define nursing issues for public health care and disaster health care;
  • Exchange scientific and professional information relevant to the practice of disaster nursing;
  • Encourage collaborative efforts enhancing and expanding the field of nursing disaster research;
  • Encourage collaboration with other nursing organizations;
  • Inform and advise WADEM of matters related to disaster nursing.