Disaster Training Videos

The material in this online course presents critical information that will enable health care workers to effectively prepare for and manage pediatric patients involved in a disaster. Understanding the unique needs of children is essential in order to address their specific needs and provide appropriate care and treatment. The theoretical risk of a disaster is, no doubt, going to be an eventual reality. Learning the pediatric, disaster specific material in this course, will substantially help you, your family and institution.

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Presents an introduction and overview to the Pediatric Disaster Preparedness online course, and introduces the learner to the principles of planning for a disaster involving significant numbers of pediatric patients.
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Discusses methodologies for sorting and triaging pediatric patients using the START, JumpSTART, and Pediatric Assessment Triangle triage algorithms.
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Discusses strategies and practices for staging treatment areas, and provides healthcare workers with key information regarding the age-specific characteristics and needs for pediatric care. This module also covers treatment parameters for pediatric victims of manmade weapons of mass destruction.
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Addresses some of the essential functions of disaster management in order to insure that patients are comforted, secure, and that the environment is safe. This module also discusses the details and goals of family reunification and how to create your own personal disaster plan.