Date(s) - 06/12/2014 - 06/13/2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Global and Cultural Aspects of a Mass Fatalities Response
PubH 7200 Section 116 Class 85629
June 12 (8 am-5 pm)
June 13 (8 am-5 pm)
1 credit or 15 CE contact hours
Typically catastrophic disasters involving tens of thousands of fatalities are rare in the United States but frequently occur in other parts of the world and often located in regions with increased risk, vulnerable populations, and limited infrastructure. The physical and emotional well-being of survivors and responders, protection of public health, and fulfillment of public expectations demand that emergency and health care providers prepare and respond appropriately and with cultural sensitivity. This course will examine global and strategic planning issues and lessons learned in mass fatalities disasters.