Environmental Sampling and Monitoring in a Disaster


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Course Description
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, it is anticipated that the first several days will be dedicated to emergency response and rescue operations. Responding to disasters must be a well coordinated effort between the private and public sectors. Local, state and federal environmental health teams must include experts in all aspects of environmental health if and when available. This course will discuss environmental sampling and monitoring procedures for water, air, soil and sediment. Video clips demonstrating the sampling procedures are also included.

This course is provided by South Central Public Health Partnership and will require a secondary login and/or registration. Click the LAUNCH button below to start or be taken to the course.

Target Audience
Local, state, and federal environmental health teams seeking to further knowledge in environmental sampling and monitoring procedures for water, air, soil, and sediment

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Distinguish types of sampling
  2. Explain sampling protocols
  3. Describe field sampling procedures
  4. Identify methods of sample analysis
  5. Describe modes and methods of environmental monitoring

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
None listed

Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
Preparedness & Response Core Competencies

  • 2.4: Collect data according to protocol.
  • 3.1: Contribute expertise to a community hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA).

Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU
None available

4 hrs.

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Course Publication Date
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