Emergency Response Planning


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Course Description

This course is provided by John Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

Emergency Response Planning covers the organization of emergency response efforts on the federal, state and local levels. It defines public health priorities for effective consequence management, and it explains the concepts around ICS (Incidence Command Structure). Finally, it details an example of how ICS was used in a live situation by a local health department. The concepts behind an Emergency Operations Plan—and future directions for such plans and the role of the CDC in providing leadership for emergency preparedness—will be discussed.                                                                                                 

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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the different agencies involved in response to a bioterrorism event
  2. Describe the Incident Command System and how this system may be integrated into an agency’s bioterrorism response plan
  3. Identify factors to consider and include in the development of a local emergency response plan
  4. Describe national and local efforts in the area of BT (bioterrorism) preparedness and response
  5. Describe the roles of public health in bioterrorism preparedness and response

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

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Credit /CEU

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45 mins.


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Course Publication Date

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