Reuniting Children in Disasters

Tracking and Reunification of Children in Disasters: A Lesson and Reference for Health Professionals

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Tracking and Reunification of Children in Disasters

Authors: Sandy Kimmer, MD, MPH; Brian Altman, PhD; Kandra Strauss-Riggs, MPH

Woman holding a child.

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health produced this pediatric online lesson on responding to an unaccompanied child in a disaster. During this lesson, learners will absorb core material and apply their knowledge in three case studies. Learners can also access and complete a downloadable reference card for use during a disaster. This course is accredited for Continuing Education credit (list of available professions is below). Access the online lesson at the link above.

If you don't have time to do the lesson right now, you can download and complete a standalone card PDF on tracking and reunification of children in disasters. This card can be for your reference now, as well as in the online lesson in the future. To learn how to use this lesson for in-person training, read Ten Ideas for Face-to-Face Training  PDF.

Release date: November 2012

After completing the lesson, you have the option of choosing to seek CME/CE Credit for the professions listed below.

Approved: CME/CE Accreditation for Tracking and Reunification Activity for the following professions.
PhysiciansAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
NursesAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Accreditation Statements:

Physicians
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Professional Education Services Group, LLC and the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. Professional Education Services Group, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Professional Education Services Group, LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of one hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Professional Education Services Group, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Professional Education Services Group, LLC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education hour.

Continuing Education (general)
This continuing education activity is accredited for one hour of continuing education. Certificates of participation will be provided to all attendees.