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Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders

INSTITUTION

POLHN

SUBJECT

Emergency Preparedness

MODULES

05

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The World Health Organization defines an emergency as the state in which normal procedures are interrupted, and immediate measures need to be taken to prevent that state turning into a disaster. An emergency management plan is more than just an organizational tool. It helps in identification of the role played by the health center in case of both internal and external emergencies. This course will provide a deep understanding about systematic process of developing, notifying and executing an effective emergency management plan. It identifies potential planning partners, the services provided by health care facilities and their roles and responsibilities, essential trainings for volunteers and health care workers which will help them work efficiently during an emergency. It also focuses on power of preparedness via examples of typhoon Ompong in Philippines and MERS in Korea.

The World Health Organization defines an emergency as the state in which normal procedures are interrupted, and immediate measures need to be taken to prevent that state turning into a disaster. An emergency management plan is more than just an organizational tool. It helps in identification of the role played by the health center in case of both internal and external emergencies. This course will provide a deep understanding about systematic process of developing, notifying and executing an effective emergency management plan. It identifies potential planning partners, the services provided by health care facilities and their roles and responsibilities, essential trainings for volunteers and health care workers which will help them work efficiently during an emergency. It also focuses on power of preparedness via examples of typhoon Ompong in Philippines and MERS in Korea. This course has been adapted from the Center for Public Health Preparedness - University at Albany School of Public Health under a creative commons license and modified according to prevailing trends in the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs).

After completing this course students will be able to understand:

  • The essentials of emergency management planning and potential collaborative partners;
  • Development, notification and execution of emergency management plan;
  • Potential roles and responsibilities of community health centers;
  • Different types of training for volunteers and health care workers; and
  • Importance of reviewing and revising emergency preparedness plan.

Getting Started
This course gives in-depth understanding of importance and preparation of emergency management plan to efficiently cope with several types of hazards. It provides a thorough understanding of systematic steps involved in the preparation of emergency plan, roles of health care facilities and services they can provide in state of emergency. Quiz is given at the end of every module. All quizzes must be passed to clear this course.
Module 01: Introduction to Emergency Management Planning
This module provides an introduction to the types of emergencies and emergency management planning. It identifies the potential planning partners and formulation of the emergency management team and all hazard model for coping with hazards efficiently.
Module 2: Developing Emergency Management Plan
This section overviews the development, notification and execution of an effective emergency management plan. It identifies measures to protect staff, patients, equipment, practice site premises, and vital documentation during an emergency.
Module 3: Potential Role for Community Health Centers
This module describes various emergencies in which community health center may be involved and helps in understanding health center's role in those emergencies. It also describes some of the planning elements for various emergencies.
Module 4: Training and Next Steps
This session enlists and describes various types of training given to health care workers and emphasizes on the importance of evaluations and various evaluation methods. It elaborates the importance of reviewing and revising emergency preparedness plan.
Module 5: Western Pacific Region - Emergency Management and Preparedness
This module explains the WHO's Western Pacific Regional framework for action for disaster risk management for health and Asia Pacific strategy for emerging diseases. It explains the concept of the power of preparedness examples from the Philippines and Korea.

Course Questions & Answers

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Yes, this course has recommended and additional readings. These can all be easily accessed on Moodle.
There is no time limit for completing this IPC self-paced course. POLHN recommends spending about 4 hours per week over the period of 6 weeks.
Once you enrol yourself into this course on Moodle you will have access to all the lectures and assignments.
Once you successfully complete your course by completing all the modules and passing all the assessment, your certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email. You can also access all your certificates through our digital certification system here: https://polhn.org/certificate-verification. If you are having any problems accessing your certificate, simply email us at support@polhn.org and we will help you.

Study Material

This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.


Getting Help

Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.


Extend Your Career with a Verified Certificate

POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.

Express your interest

This course provides a deep understanding about the process of developing, notifying and executing an effective emergency management plan and identifies roles of health care facilities during an emergency.

Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders

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