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This course addresses steps that are underway in the United States to prepare our healthcare system for effective disaster management. It also discusses ways that healthcare and emergency professionals can take positive, concrete steps at work and home to ensure that everyone will know what to do in a major emergency. The goal is to help keep workers, their families, and patients safe.


To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Content.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

    This course discusses action plans that are designed to prepare our healthcare system for effective disaster management, and provides detailed information on how healthcare and emergency workers can take steps to ensure that everyone knows what to do in the event of a major emergency.

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Mass casualty disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • Planning your family's safety
  • The disaster plan
  • Community-wide planning
  • Mental health aspects
  • Conclusion

    This course is designed to raise awareness about plans being implemented in the United States to prepare our healthcare system for effective disaster management. It also discusses how healthcare and emergency professionals can help ensure that everyone knows what to do in a major emergency - both in the workplace and at home. The overall goal is to help keep workers, their families and patients safe.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the types of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Describe the types of mass casualty disasters.
  • Describe how to plan for your own family's safety.
  • Describe the facility's disaster plan.
  • Describe the types of personal protective equipment.
  • Describe how community wide planning is used to prepare for disasters.

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    Bioterrorism and Other Emergencies: Be Prepared, Be Safe Online course
    • Course ID:
      244864
    • Duration:
      n/a
    • Price:
      $50