Caring for Children During Disasters: Incorporating Children in Disaster Exercises

Caring for Children During Disasters: Incorporating Children in Disaster Exercises
0.75 Continuing education hours has been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety. Course expires on November 30, 2020.

Course Description:

The purpose of the Caring for Children During Disasters: Incorporating Children in Disaster Exercises educational module is to provide education and resources that can assist organizations in integrating children into drills and exercises. This course is designed to build on existing knowledge regarding and outline specific pediatric components that should be incorporated into an organization’s disaster plans in order to address the needs of children. A number of topics will be discussed including:

  • Reviewing why children are more vulnerable during disasters
  • Identify challenges with including children in drills and exercises
  • Reviewing the types of drills and exercises according to the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • How to test disaster plans
  • Considerations for including children in drills and exercises
  • Strategies and tactics to incorporate children
  • Components for drills and exercises to address the needs of children

It is our hope that pre-hospital and hospital professionals utilize these materials to further enhance the care of children before, during, and after disasters.

Accessing the Educational Module:

UIC Public Health Learning

  1. Go to https://www.publichealthlearning.com/course/
  2. Click “Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)”
  3. Select Caring for Children During Disasters: Incorporating Children In Disaster Exercises
  4. If you have an account, log in using your username and password. If you do not have an account, click create an account, and follow the prompts.

IDPH TRAIN Illinois

  1. Go to train.org/Illinois/home
  2. If you have an account, log in using your username and password. If you do not have an account, click create an account, and follow the prompts.
  3. In the upper right hand corner of the screen is a magnifying glass. Click the magnifying class to open the search text field.
  4. In the search text field, type “Caring for Children During Disasters: Incorporating Children In Disaster Exercises”
  5. The search result screen should appear with the course listed as the first result.
  6. Click “Caring for Children During Disasters: Incorporating Children in Disaster Exercises”
  7. Click to register for the course. A launch option should then become available.

When using TRAIN Illinois, please note that the presentation audio is best viewed using Google Chrome. If needed, the course ID number is 1089127.

Course Materials

  • Click here to download the full PowerPoint slide set
  • Click here to download a PDF/printable version

Course Expiration: November 30, 2020
Contact Anna Sherry if you have any questions at asherry@luriechildrens.org 

Nurses

Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation requires that all nurses shall complete 20 hours of approved continuing education per 2-year license renewal cycle. Site Code approved educational programs through the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of EMS & Highway Safety can be used toward meeting nursing continuing education hours, provided that the continuing education is in a clinical field relevant to one's nursing practice.

For non-Illinois healthcare professionals: Please verify with your State to confirm acceptance of CE approved by another State Department of Health.

Physicians

Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.

A physician should self-claim credit for appropriate AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ activities and document activity title or description, subject or content area, date(s) of participation and number of credits claimed. Physicians may not claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ for an activity for which the physician has claimed AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Each physician is responsible for claiming and maintaining a record of their AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™. (Source: AMA's The Physician's Recognition Award and Credit System, 2010 revision)

For non-Illinois healthcare professionals: Please verify with your State to confirm acceptance of CE approved by another State Department of Health.

Prehospital Providers

Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.

For non-Illinois healthcare professionals: Please verify with your State to confirm acceptance of CE approved by another State Department of Health.

Please retain your certificate in the event of a future audit by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation.

Your certificate will be proof of your attendance.

It is your responsibility to safeguard and retain your certificates.

 


Disclaimer:
This educational activity is being presented without the provision of commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest from the planners and presenters.

This educational activity is provided by the Illinois EMSC program for educational purposes only. Unless stated otherwise, documents and files on the Illinois EMSC Web site can be freely downloaded and reproduced.

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