Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Health Professionals: The Geriatric Population

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Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Health Professionals: The Geriatric Population PDF 

"Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Health Professionals: The Geriatric Population" is NCDMPH's third in a series of peer-reviewed disaster health curriculum recommendations. These recommendations were Geriatric patient created in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University's Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing and the F. Edward HĂ©bert School of Medicine. The contributing authors include Catherine G Ling, PhD FNP-BC, Elexis C. McBee, LCDR, USN, DO, FACP and Heather L Johnson, Lt Col, USAF, (Ret), DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP.

"Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Health Professionals: The Geriatric Population" provide resources on planning education and training activities for health professionals that serve the geriatric population. These recommendations align with the disaster health core competencies outlined in "Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health" in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, the co-authored article by AMA Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response and five NCDMPH staff members.

The information found in this document is not a prescriptive curriculum, but rather recommendations. Educators should tailor these recommendations for their particular needs and circumstances, selecting those learning objectives, topics, and resources which are appropriate for their learners’ needs, and the scope of their education and training program.

Suggested Citation:

Johnson HL, McBee EC, Ling CG. Curriculum recommendations for disaster health professionals: the geriatric population. http://ncdmph.usuhs/Documents/GeratricCurrRec-201407.pdf. August 2014.