Resources for Core Competencies in Disaster Health

Core Competencies in Disaster Health1Resources

1.0 Demonstrate personal and family preparedness for disasters and public health emergencies

1.1 Prepare a personal/family disaster plan

1.2 Gather disaster supplies/equipment consistent with personal/family plan

1.3 Practice one's personal/family disaster plan annually

1.4 Describe methods for enhancing personal resilience, including physical and mental health and well-being, as part of disaster preparation and planning

Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay informed. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Kids. Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay informed. Kids. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Emergency preparedness and you. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Coping with a disaster or traumatic event. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Public health emergency. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Coping with disasters, violence and traumatic events. Disaster Information Management Research Center. National Library of Medicine.

CitizenReady. American Medical Association.

CitizenReady personal preparedness program. American Medical Association.

Lyznicki J, Subbarao I. CitizenReady Guide: How you can prepare for disasters and public health emergencies PDF. American Medical Association.

Look up one's own community disaster plan or report. For example for Montgomery County, Maryland: Preparedness for terrorism & other emergencies. Montgomery County, Maryland.

Disaster Preparedness - Disaster Training . AVMA Webpage.

Core Competencies in Disaster Health1Resources

2.0 Demonstrate knowledge of one's expected role(s) in organizational and community response plans activated during a disaster or public health emergency

2.1 Explain one's role within the incident management hierarchy and chain of command established within one's organization/agency in a disaster or public health emergency

2.2 Prepare a personal professional disaster plan consistent with one's overall agency, organizational, and/or jurisdictional plan

2.3 Explain mechanisms for reporting actual and potential health threats through the chain of command/authority established in a disaster or public health emergency

2.4 Practice one's personal professional disaster plan in regular exercises and drills

Preparedness planning for your business. Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

National Incident Management System (NIMS). Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Incident Command System (ICS). Federal Emergency Management Agency.

National Incident Management System trainings: IS-100's, IS 200's and IS-700's. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Emergency planning exercises. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

National Response Framework. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Community preparedness. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Medical office preparedness planner PDF. A tool for primary care provider offices. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Incident Command System and Hospital Incident Command System. Radiation Emergency Medical Management. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Disaster-related competencies for healthcare providers. Disaster Information Management Research Center. National Library of Medicine.

Tracking and reunification of children in disasters: A lesson and reference for health professionals. National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) toolkit. Minimum Standards Handbook.

Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

McCarthy F, Brown J. Congressional primer on responding to major disasters and emergencies. PDF  Congressional Research Service.

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