Help your students become practice ready!
The final chapter in Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Health Professionals provides a general overview on “The Roles of Allied Health Professionals.” To tailor the courseware to better align with your students’ future careers, you can add one of the following profession-specific eChapters:
- Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians – by instructor Julie Burger, MPH, CPH, CHES, CPhT
- Health Information Specialists
Each eChapter includes links to additional resources, digital flash cards, and Instructor eResources that provide:
- lesson plans and activities
- PowerPoint slide presentations
- 3 lab activities
- 25 questions to add to the comprehensive course final exam
See below to learn more about each eChapter.
Click here to order courseware packages that contain a profession-specific eChapter.
Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians eChapter
Students will learn:
- the special challenges pharmacy personnel have to consider in all-hazards planning for community pharmacies and for hospital pharmacies.
- the unique elements to cover in an emergency operations plan for a community pharmacy and for a hospital pharmacy.
- how pharmacies can help patients prepare their medication lists for disasters.
- how to become up-to-date with identified public health threats and their drug treatments.
- how the Strategic National Stockpile is organized and how medical countermeasures are readied for emergency distribution across the nation.
- typical layouts for Point of Dispensing sites, which balance out efficiency for mass distribution with safety and documentation.
- the roles pharmacy personnel might play in a Point of Dispensing site.
- the incident command structure at a Point of Dispensing site.
Health Information Specialists eChapter
Students will learn:
- the unique challenges specialists in health information management and technology need to consider in all-hazards planning.
- what to do when intranet and Internet or electrical capabilities shut down.
- why cyber security and response teams are needed.
- how outside resources such as regional data warehouses, can be used to create information portability, continuity, resiliency, and recovery in health information systems.
- what regional health information exchanges are and why they are being established with EMS systems and regional healthcare systems.
- how to work with federal and state laws regarding patient privacy within an emergency or disaster situation.
- varied strategies for creating new patient identifiers and tracking patients during a medical surge.
- ways to assemble transfer records for evacuating patients in a power outage.
- how to work with Medicare coding for claims during and after a federally designated disaster.
- what types of drills might be useful in a medical facility for training healthcare information departments and specialists.
- ways for healthcare information specialists to serve as volunteers in disaster situations.