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.

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

Purpose

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.

Target Audience

  • The curriculum was designed to be used by educators and trainers working with health professionals who may work with older adults before, during, and after disasters.

  • The intended learners are health professionals from a variety of work settings.

Before you start, please read the introduction to the curriculum PDF 

Access the entire curriculum as one PDF here. PDF 
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Access individual lessons below.

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