Caring for Older Adults in Disasters: A Curriculum for Health Professionals
New Orleans, September 4, 2005 - A patient goes over his medical history with a doctor assigned to one of several Disaster Medical Assistance Teams from Florida. The sick and injured rescued from floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Katrina receive medical attention before they are airlifted to shelters and hospitals around the nation. New Orleans is being evacuated. Photo by Win Henderson / FEMA photo. -- Location: New Orleans, LA
TRAIN Course ID: 1059666
The purpose of this curriculum is to enable educators to teach health professionals about caring for older adults in disasters. A wide range of health professions can use this curriculum.
Before you start, please read the introduction to the curriculum
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This curriculum includes 7 modules and 24 lessons through which you can obtain education and training on caring for older adults in disasters.
Module 1: Curriculum overview and background on the older adult population
Module 2: Conditions present in the older adult population that impact their disaster preparedness, response, and recovery
Module 3: Disaster types: Special considerations for the older adult population in disasters
Module 4: Caring for older adult populations during the disaster cycle: Preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation
Module 5: Setting: Special considerations for the older adult population
Module 6: Ethical legal: Special considerations for the older adult population
Module 7: Capstone activity