Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach
This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.
This online module defines mass fatalities incidents, describes the operational sites and roles involved in responses to these types of disasters, and identifies key issues related to planning and implementing response efforts.
Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define a mass fatalities incident
- Describe the five operational sites of a mass fatalities response
- Explain the role of the Medical Examiner in a mass fatalities incident
- Identify strategic planning issues in developing a mass fatalities incident response plan
This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions.
1.2 Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.
5. Fatality Management
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
Revised and updated April 2012
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