column to the left demonstrates that people who live in lower middle income
countries are at higher risk of being exposed to earthquakes. The column to
the right confirms that the same countries have higher death rates compared
to other countries. Nurses in these countries need to take leadership role
and be actively involved in planning and implementing national preventive
strategies. Deans of schools of nursing should ensure that curricula provide
sufficient training and that nursing graduates are competent and posses
necessary critical skills.