Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach
0.15 CEU (90 minutes or 1.5 Contact Hour)
This online training module is eligible for 2 CPH recertification credits.
Originally recorded on September 5, 2007
As first responders, medical and mental health personnel, and public health professionals serving within the acute phases of a disaster transition to longer-term phases in recovery efforts (or back into their "normal" jobs), attention to these healers' own healing and resiliency is essential to maintaining balance and mental/physical health. Dr. Mendenhall introduces key manners in which to harness our resources across individual, family, and social systems' continua, contextualizing these foci within the 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, and Minneapolis 35-W bridge disasters.
Learning Objectives- Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Identify current issues and controversies surrounding emergency readiness and response
2. Discuss legal and ethical implications for health professionals
3. Identify the various roles health professionals perform in emergency response
4. Contribute to the development of a disaster response plan
This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.2 Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.
2. Community Recovery
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.
Register now and take this course online.