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Decision Making in the Field During Disasters [ Podcast, Website ]
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This module provides an engaging educational experience that simulates field-based decisions related to environmental health issues for two scenarios: a major flood and a chemical spill caused by a train derailment.


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Author: Twin Cities Metro Advanced Practice Center, revised by the Mesa County Advanced Practice Center
Related Topics: Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness
Suggested Audiences: Environmental health professionals, Planners, Rural Public Health Professionals, Sanitarians
Product PHEP Capabilities: Capability 1: Community Preparedness, Capability 3: Emergency Operations Coordination, Capability 14: Responder Safety and Health

Goals and Objectives:
After reading the background information, choose which scenario you want to complete. Playing the role of an environmental health professional, answer questions about how you would address a variety of issues that you encounter during the disaster. After answering each question, you earn points based on the relative correctness of your decision, given the three choices available in each situation. You also receive feedback explaining the merits or drawbacks of the possible answer answers. At the end of each scenario, you obtain your final score and can review the questions and feedback.