Knowledge and Learning - Online Learning

NCDMPH's online learning objects aim to fulfill the tasking from the National Commission of Children and Disasters which was then clarified by the 2011 Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Curriculum Development Conference. This conference advised that a pediatric disaster health curriculum should be created via the input of pediatric and disaster health experts. In compliance with federal law, the NCDMPH convened a federal panel of experts in February 2012 who determined the topics for the first three learning objects.

These peer-reviewed learning objects for the health workforce were created through consultation with subject matter experts. Some lessons are accredited with continuing education credits via the Professional Education Services Group, an accredited continuing health education company. Please see learning object pages for accreditation information.

Tracking & Reunification of Children in Disasters
TRAIN Course ID: 1042676
Authors: Sandy Kimmer, MD, MPH; Brian Altman, PhD; Kandra Strauss-Riggs, MPH

This lesson focuses 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.

Radiation Disaster Issues in Children: An Approach to the Patient
TRAIN Course ID: 1047388
Author: Gary Crouch, MD, MHSA, Col (Ret), USAF, MC

This product is a primer that discusses the unique needs of pediatric patients during and after exposure to radiation. After reading the primer, learners can visit the 10-question knowledge check. The knowledge check also serves as a self-assessment for learners already confident in their knowledge of the subject matter.

Radiation Disaster Issues in Children: A Case-Based Activity
TRAIN Course ID: 1050965
Authors: NCDMPH Acting Director Kenneth Schor, DO, MPH and Project Associate Thomas Fitzgerald, MPH

This case-based activity addresses the needs of children in radiological disasters through an interactive online lesson. Throughout the activity, learners will explore three pediatric case examples to learn about patient management. In addition, the activity introduces learners to references that can be used during and after a radiological disaster.

Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters on Children
TRAIN Course ID: 1047369
Author: David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

This online lesson addresses the unique mental and behavioral health needs of children in disasters. The lesson includes "In the Field " which provides examples of how healthcare practitioners applied concepts related to the psychosocial welfare of children after an event. By taking this online course, health professionals who care for children can help mitigate the negative effects of severe events on children’s mental wellness.