This lecture focuses on a multi-faced approach to risk communication with special emphasis on the post-9/11 environment.
This lecture specifically addresses:
1) The components of successful risk communication
2) The aspects of risk perception
3) The limits of risk assessment
This presentation by David Jay Weber, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the viewer an overview of emerging infectious diseases with a focus on SARS. Part 1 of 2.
• Discuss basic concepts in disease emergence
• Understand the timelines and epidemiologic curves for SARS in different geographic locales
• Understand the basic epidemiology of SARS
• Be aware of the basic clinical features of SARS
• Understand the risk to health care workers from SARS
This presentation by David Jay Weber, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the viewer an overview on emerging infectious diseases with a focus on SARS. Part 2 of 2.
• Be familiar with basic SARS control measures
• Understand recommendations for control measures in healthcare and community settings
• Be familiar with the efficacy of personal protective equipment for SARS prevention
• Understand the management of SARS at healthcare facilities
This presentation by Ray Hackney, DrPH, CIH, Department of Environment, Health and Safety, University of North Carolina, gives you an overview of the SARS incident on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
• Understand the impact of SARS on a college campus
• Discuss the CDC classifications for SARS
• Create a timeline of events for a potential SARS case on a college campus
• Public Health interests and activities to control the disease
• Understand methods for dealing with the reactions / concerns of employees and the general public
David Swayne, DVM, MSc, PhD, Director, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, discusses the ecology and epidemiology of avian influenza from an agricultural perspective. He also discusses the strategies of biosecurity, which includes quarantine, diagnostics, surveillance, elimination of infected poultry, and vaccination to achieve the three goals of prevention, management, and eradication of the disease.
This presentation by Victor J. Schoenbach, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the viewer an introduction to selection bias. This lecture material was developed as part of a graduate level course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.
• Understand the opportunities for error in epidemiologic studies
• Define accuracy, bias, error, precision, validity, and reliability
• Understand the difference between external validity and internal validity
This presentation discusses the different types of stress and their sources. The speaker also provides seven methods for reducing stress.
After listening to, viewing, and studying the lecture materials on this page, you will be able to do the following:
•Define the concept of stress
•Describe the four mechanisms by which helping professionals may be adversely affected by assisting survivors of adversity, crisis, and disaster
•Describe the seven elements of the Stress Management Pyramid
This presentation by Sandra Wartski, Psy.D, is part of the North Carolina Disaster Response Network Training series and builds awareness of the importance of self-care and basic self-care principles for a disaster responder.
* Understand why mental health disaster responders need to be particularly attentive to self-care in disasters
* Recognize how caring for yourself is part of assisting others
* Be aware of compassion fatigue and related terms
* Describe four types of self-care practice
* Recognize when to apply self-care methods
Sharing Session 1: Rebuilding and Recovering Public Health in New Orleans: Lessons from the Hurricane Katrina Response
This sharing session was part of the NACCHO Public Health Preparedness Summit, 2006.
This is a PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Kristy Murray Lillibridge on smallpox as a bio-weapon. The presentation covers the history and clinical features of smallpox as well as the expected epidemiology were a new outbreak to occur.
In September 2007 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Department of Public Health, together with the Executive Office of Public Safety, engaged the assistance of the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness to design and implement a tabletop exercise to examine the following issue areas: restrictions on the movement of persons, curfew, inter-jurisdictional cooperation, closure of public places, and mass prophylaxis readiness. The following presentations from this exercise are available below:
This training describes the specific needs and barriers faced by special populations and explains how to accommodate their needs in emergency situations.
Learning Objectives - at the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
• Define special populations
• Identify barriers faced by these populations
• Collaborate with local resources to meet the needs of special populations
• Adjust emergency operating procedures to accommodate special populations
The purpose of this Skill Development Guide is to build on the content of the Special Populations module by providing opportunities to discuss and apply the module content in workplace settings. If you or members of your group have not completed the Special Populations module of the PHET series, please do that prior to working on the materials in the Skill Development Guide.
In this presentation Mr. Robert Evans gives an introduction to the Strategic National Stockpile including the following subjects:
1. What is the SNS?
2. When/why it would be needed?
3. Who is responsible for managing the SNS?
4. How does Arizona request and receive the SNS?
5. How does the SNS relate to local/tribal health?
Length: 45 minutes
Archived webcast from a Disaster Preparedness event at the Harvard Center for Public Health Preparedness held on March 28, 2006. Speaker Dr. Jon Burstein, MD, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, covers the basics of the strategic national stockpile (SNS) including what we need to store in the SNS, the availability, the release process, and disaster preparedness issues. The webcast does not cover details of deployment, storage and security.
This lecture will provide participants an overview of the strategies that may be undertaken for constructing effective communication to the public during a major public health crisis.
This course describes the types and phases of disasters, stress responses relevant to the type of disaster, how public health workers can deal with their own stress as they assist victims, and they types of support available to both victims and first responders. Author and narrator is Richard T. Boland, BS, EMT–P. This online course is approved for 2.0 Emergency Medical Services Con Ed credits and 2.0 credits Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).
This summer institute focused on planning for and responding to disasters. The topics covered ranged from risk communication, hurricane preparedness, veterinary public health, first responder safety and health, mental health and maintaining vital services.
The PowerPoint slides are available from the following presentations:
Emergency Risk Communication by Alicia Cahill
Life in the Flood Plain by Phillip Bedient
The Wrath of Hurricane Ike by Jim Palmer
Galveston - Down by the Sea by Constantine "Gus" Marinos
Galveston Fire Department Hurricane Preparedness by Jeff Smith
• Infectious Disease Surveillance: What is it?
• Arizona surveillance system
-Traditional reporting, rules, and data sources
• Looking for aberrations and outbreaks
-Current methods and reports for Arizona
This presentation, developed by Jeanette and Paul Stehr Green and narrated by Cindi Snider, MPH, gives you an overview of theoretical considerations behind undertaking a survey including sampling methods and sample size.
• Discuss reason for using sample versus complete census in a survey
• Describe four different methods for selecting a sample
• Identify most appropriate method for selecting a sample
• List determinants of sample size
• Calculate desirable sample size
This presentation by Megan Davies, MD, General Communicable Disease Control Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health, gives you an overview of the Public Health Surveillance System.
• Understand the functions of surveillance.
• Understand the categories of surveillance.
• Define syndromic surveillance.
• Learn the data sources for severe and mild/early cases.
• Understand why you conduct surveillance and what you will find.
Peter E. Tarlow, PhD, President of Tourism and More, Inc., discusses issues of terrorism and tourism. The specific areas that Dr. Tarlow covers include: patterns of tourists, impacts between terrorism and tourism, advice on things to do when you travel, and insights on some of the relationships - economic relationships, between public health policy and the world tourism.
This program will provide an overview of terrorism awareness and prevention. It features two presentations, one by a speaker from the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and another by a speaker from the U.S Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Iowa.
Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses public health preparedness and summarizes some of the lessons learned since the experiences of Fall 2001. The lessons that Dr. Gerberding discusses fall into the broad categories of competency, coordination and collaboration, capacity, communication, and compassion. Dr. Gerberding also discusses four critical elements of terrorism preparedness: (1) plan, (2) products, (3) personnel, and (4) practice.
At the end of this course, public health workers will be competent to describe the public health role in emergency response in a range of potential or possible emergencies and to recognize unusual events that might indicate an emergency and describe appropriate action. A minor focus is the chain of command in emergency response. Several activities are designed to help the learner identify personal limits of knowledge and direct the learner to useful resources when these limits have been exceeded.
Both humans and animals are susceptible to infections caused by the poxvirus family of viruses. Smallpox (variola), monkeypox, vaccinia, and cowpox are examples orthopoxviruses. Naturally occurring smallpox was eradicated worldwide in the late 1970s. However, smallpox remains a concern as a potential agent of bioterrorism since it is highly contagious, a large proportion of the population has no immunity, and there is little available vaccine. Emerging infections such as monkeypox also pose a concern to human health. In this presentation, Inger K.
In this training, Dr. Chotani examines the path of the avian influenza and examines how it could impact world health.
In this presentation, Joel Myers, Bio-Security Officer, University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory, and Jonathan Simmons, D.O., Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Iowa Departments of Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine, and full-time Intensivist in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, will identify the role of law enforcement in criminal investigations; discuss methods and procedures utilized by law enforcement; identify how law enforcement collaborates with EMS, hospitals, and public health; identify key issues involved in criminal prosecution; and define role of EMS, hospitals, and pub
Following the September 11 attacks, the blood banking community learned valuable lessons about its role in emergencies. A national task forced was formed in 2002 to make certain that blood collection efforts in response to domestic disasters and acts of terrorism run smoothly and are managed properly, with the public receiving clear and consistent messages regarding the status of America’s blood supply.
Dr. Blodgett describes how government public health agencies and public health workers will function after a disaster and discusses the many duties that sanitarians must perform after a disaster.
After listening to the audio, viewing the slides, and taking this presentation’s knowledge assessment, you will be able to:
• Describe how "traditional" public health skills may be applied in emergency response
• Define crisis management and consequence management
• Describe NIMS and ICS
• Describe the National Strategic Stockpile and how supplies are distributed