IS-522 Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics


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Course Description
This course is based on the pandemic continuity tabletop exercise Determined Accord. The course covers fundamental continuity principles and processes but is focused on the special continuity requirements for pandemics. Strategies such as telework and other social distancing strategies are described as well as special protection strategies for first responders, healthcare personnel, and others who have daily contact with the public. The flexible delivery version of this course includes the Determined Accord tabletop exercise based on the recent H1N1 pandemic. In this online version, students watch a discussion among first responders and respond to related questions.

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Target Audience
Professionals responsible for developing continuity plans for pandemics.

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

  1. Relate the anticipated conditions and effects of a pandemic influenza to responders and communities.
  2. Describe best practices for planning for and responding to a pandemic influenza.
  3. Apply knowledge of the anticipated conditions and suggested practices to an activity.
  4. Develop next steps for pandemic planning within their agencies or communities.

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU
0.8 CEUs

8 hrs.

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