A wake-up call? We are aware that there are certain subjects or conversations that are so uncomfortable to entertain that we avoid them completely—even when the tensions are high and the issue at hand is hanging Emergency preparedness RNs are well aware that disaster can come in many forms. Large-scale emergencies can be chaotic and traumatic, and healthcare facilities play a pivotal role as responders. Standing our ground! In the past months, our union has displayed leadership in the protection of patients and their communities on every level. Q&A with David Curry, PhD, APRN David! Tell us a little about yourself.