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Surge Capacity for Disasters: The Potential Roles of the Community and Public Health Nurse
December 8, 2005
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The program goal is to educate Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) coordinators, nurses in the community who are or may be members of an MRC, and other members of the emergency response community, about the range of critical roles nurses can play in response to large disasters, as well as fundamental emergency response principles that will allow them to work in a coordinated fashion in a range of potential emergency situations.
This program is co-sponsored by the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness and the HRSA-funded New York Consortium for Emergency Preparedness Continuing Education.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Explain the public health surge capacity needs during a major disaster.
- List and describe 5 potential disaster roles for the community health/public health nurse.
- Discuss the importance of basic emergency preparedness as the foundation for all emergency response.
Who Should Attend:
Community and public health nurses and nursing students. National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).
Support for the University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness is received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cooperative agreement U90/CCU224249-02, in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), award 2 T01HP01411-03-00. The contents of this program are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, HRSA, or ASPH.