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Necessary Preparations for Military Nurses to be Present in War Zones
Morteza Khaghanizade * , Muhammad Gooshi dehaghi
Associate Professor, Trauma Research Center,School of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: The first aid workers in critical situations are the military medical groups and nurses. The main difference between military and civilian nurses is the ability to work independently and in harsh, unpredictable and challenging environments. This activity requires military nurses to be fully
prepared for such situations.

Methods: This systematic review study was conducted on the articles and researches in the field of necessary preparations for military nurses in war zones. Searches in examining the role of military nurses in war zones were performed using the keywords, war preparation and nurses or military
nursing and the role of military nursing, which were selected based on the vocabulary of the Medical Subject of Heading (Mesh); The papers in Persian and English were selected using the keywords in the title and abstract from the targeted search of reputable databases Scopus, Elsevier, PubMed, ISI Web of Science SID and Cochrane Library, ProQuest. Google Scholar from 2000 onwards.

Results: A total of 235 articles obtained in the first stage by searching for the mentioned keywords. Then, after omitting the articles unrelated to the subject of study and complying with inclusion and exclusion criteria, 83 titles were approved. Finally, after removing duplicate studies and conducted
on other incidents, 12 articles related to the purpose of the study were reviewed in the study.

Conclusions: The findings of this study showed that nurses need to get prepared before entering war zones to provide better services. These preparations enable them to provide better health care services. Familiarity with the conditions of war-torn areas is essential for preparing nurses. The
awareness of nurses in facing the possible incidents on the battlefield prepares them to provide highquality services and save the lives of the wounded

Keywords: Military nursing, war, Preparedness, Systematic review.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2020/11/1 | Accepted: 2021/08/22 | Published: 2021/09/20
* Corresponding Author Address: Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences

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