Profession-specific eChapters for Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for Health Professionals

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 Professionals

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 Professionals eChapter

Students will learn:

  • the unique challenges professionals 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.