Pediatric Issues in Disasters and Emergencies

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.


The purpose of this introductory course is to provide an overview of pediatric issues that should be considered before, during, and after emergencies. In this course, the definition of disaster is all-hazards; some of the topics covered include: keeping children safe from violence after a disaster, basic preparatory measures that caregivers should take in case of family separation due to disaster, and issues related to the pediatric health care system.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.