Radiological Surveillance

Fee:None
Length: 30 minutes
Description:This training, developed by Allison George, MPH, CPH, provides an overview of basic considerations for conducting epidemiological surveillance in response to a radiological event.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

Allison George, MPH, CPH

Reviewer:

Jennifer Horney, MPH

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 1
Recognize the existence of a public health problem (I.A.1)
Identify surveillance data needs (I.B.2)
Collect surveillance and other data for use in tracking program objectives and outcomes (I.I.3)
Respond to public health emergencies (VII.F.3)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 2
1B8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytical/Assessment Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 13, Function 1: Conduct public health surveillance and detection
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.2. Use principles of crisis and risk communication.
2.4. Collect data according to protocol.

References

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"Applied Epidemiology of Terrorist Events" A multi-module online course by Susan Hassig, DrPH. Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

"Development of Epidemiologic Tools for Radiological Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response" Presentation by Colleen A. Martin, MSPH (CDC) at Public Health Information Network Conference, September 2, 2009.

"Doses in our Daily Lives" United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Accessed March 21, 2011 at: www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/radiation/around-us/doses-daily-lives.html

"Epidemiology and Laboratory Components of a Radiation Public Health Emergency Response: An Integrated Approach" Presentation by Colleen Martin, MSPH, Arthur Chang, MD, and Robert Jones, PhD (CDC), February 24, 2011.

"Presentation: Radiological and Nuclear Disaster Preparedness." CDC Grand Rounds. Accessed February 22, 2011 at: www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/archives/2010/03-March.htm

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"Proceedings: Expert Panel on Public Health Registries" New York city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). May 13, 2004.

"The Role of Public Health in a Nuclear or Radiological Terrorist Incident" CDC PowerPoint Presentation, February 3, 2005.

"Roundtable on Population Monitoring Following a Nuclear/Radiological Incident" A Roundtable Discussion Group Summary Report Prepared for CDC under contract # 200-1999-00061-0012. Roundtable discussion conducted January 11-12, 2005.

Warry, Richard. "Q&A: Health effects of radiation exposure." BBC News. Accessed April 6, 2011 at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12722435

"What is an Atom?" Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed April 2, 2011 at: www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/understand/atom.html

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