Responder Health and Safety (Basics of Public Health Preparedness, Module 5)
|Description:||This module describes the four main functions of responder health and safety with a specific focus on public health threats likely to occur.|
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- Define responder health and safety
- List specific risks to responder health and safety
- List steps responders can take to protect or ensure their own health and safety
- Describe the various elements of personal protective equipment
- Recognize training options available to public health responders
Meredith Davis, MPH, CPH
Allison George, MPH, MCHES
Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
|Subject Matter Expert Reviewers:|
Susan Sullivan, RN-BC, MS, Public Health Nurse Consultant, Training/Exercise Facilitator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health
Jennifer MacFarquhar, RN, MPH, CIC, Career Epidemiology Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Carolina Division of Public Health
|Additional Expertise Provided by:|
Sebra Jenkins, RN, Responder Health and Safety Consultant, Center for Threat Preparedness, WV Bureau for Public Health
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.)
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 14, Function 1: Identify responder safety and health risks|
|Capability 14, Function 2: Identify safety and personal protective needs|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.2. Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.|
|4.2. Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats.|
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