Emergency response: Strategies to increase the safety & effectiveness of emergency responders
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health
List five characteristics of disaster planning recommended as essential for responding agencies to safely and successfully response to a disaster Describe at least five actions that should be taken to support the ability of responders to safely evacuate or safely shelter in place in response to an emergency or disaster involving their own facility. Describe at least 7 of the 10 primary assessment areas included in the 10 Point Emergency Preparedness Facility Checklist and describe how the checklist can be used to as an assessment tool.
Keyword(s): Safety, Disasters
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Safety and Health Education and the Director of the Heartland Safety & Health Education Center at Indiana School of Public Health Bloomington. She has 20 years of experience teaching and conducting research related to injury prevention, emergency management and safety. Her research includes: building planning tools and organizational strategies to reduce the rate of injuries or deaths within high risk groups such a local emergency responders.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.