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[ HostedVideo, PowerPoint, CD ]

This training program guides Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer candidates through various topics that conform to the MRC Core Competencies Matrix. The tool covers various topics, including disaster preparedness, universal precautions, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other topics essential for the proper training of volunteers.

The CD-ROM includes resource links, videos, a course map, and exercises for self-assessment.

Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ CD ]
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department Advanced Practice Center created The Emergency Dark Site Toolkit: A Toolkit on How to Build, Use and Maintain an Emergency Dark Site for Public Health Emergencies. This toolkit is intended to serve local health departments in setting up a public health department emergency dark site -- a static Web page used to post critical public health emergency messages when a server goes down. The Santa Clara County APC, in conjunction with Stanford University and Google, tested their newly created Dark Site during the April 2009 H1N1 outbreak. Due to an overwhelming number of web hits, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department's server went down, resulting in the activation of their Dark Site. When the site was activated, the Public Information Officer had a new tool to manage the public demand for H1N1 information. The Emergency Dark Site Toolkit: A Toolkit on How to Build, Use and Maintain an Emergency Dark Site for Public Health Emergencies includes step-by-step instructions to build your own emergency dark site for public health emergencies. Insert the CD into your computer or download the program and follow the interactive menus to view the simple instructions.
Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ CD, Podcast ]
This toolkit is intended to assist healthcare facilities in thinking through critical issues related to healthcare surge and to create comprehensive plans to address these needs including: providing medical surge capacity; patient tracking within the hospital and during patient forwarding activities; status reporting; requesting resources and establishing alternate care sites. The Hospital Surge Capacity Toolkit is designed to give you easy access to all the documents you will need to create your program.
Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ CD ]
This comprehensive toolkit evolved from recognition of the need for communities to increase their preparedness for managing mass fatalities. Its focus—the care and management of the dead—is one of the most difficult aspects of disaster response and recovery operations. Toolkit materials are based on lessons learned from actual events, including the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina. The toolkit provides scalable, operational direction and tools to guide jurisdictions in creating a local plan. Highlights include: Identification of stakeholders involved in mass fatality management and recommendations for a planning process that is co-led by public health and the medical examiner/coroners office; Specific guidelines for all medical examiner/coroner responsibilities at the incident site, morgue, and family assistance center Guidance on infection and other health and safety threats; and Requirements and recommendations for managing mass fatalities during a worst-case scenario pandemic influenza.
Santa Clara County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ HostedVideo, CD, Podcast ]

On The Safe Side: A Security Planning Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies was developed to assist local public health agencies, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies in planning for and responding to public health emergencies.

South Carolina Region 7 Advanced Practice Center
 
[ CD ]
The Pictographic Product Recalls CD is designed for use by local health department staff. The CD, used together with an FDA announcement of a product recall, enables local health staff to create product recall materials for distribution in their communities. The CD includes a Guide to Creating pictographic recall alerts, as well as template announcements for use with undeclared ingredients, foreign materials and product contamination announcements and a selection of 26 pictograms for inclusion in the recall notices. With these materials, a local health official can produce a functional product recall notice in 30 minutes or less.
Cambridge Advanced Practice Center
 

[ CD ]
The Preparar Su Negocio Para Emergencias Naturales y Causadas por el Hombre tool is a Spanish translation of APC’s Preparing Your Business for Emergencies, Natural & Man-Made Disasters CD toolkit, developed in 2006. The original product was developed to guide business decision-makers through the planning process in preparing for emergencies and disasters. Completed in September 2010 and available at no cost to NACCHO members, the translated product reflects the need to address preparedness planning among small to mid-size businesses in the Latino community, a vulnerable population. This tool uses best practices identified to assist local Latino businesses in preparedness planning. It provides a guideline for the management of actions and operations required to respond to an emergency or disaster. The tool offers information on actions to be taken, key resources required, and procedures to be followed. The benefits of using this product for preparedness planning are to reduce the impact of disasters, prevent injury, and facilitate business continuity. Specific topics covered include developing an emergency plan, evacuation procedures, shelter-in-place training, recovery locations, communications, preparing for specific disasters, computer and data security, personal preparedness at home and work, decision-making in a disaster, and volunteer opportunities. All of these topics are translated into Spanish. Hispanic business owners can use the resources on this product “as is” or customize them for their unique needs. Users can complete a self-assessment before they start reviewing the various topics on the CD. This self-assessment allows them to determine areas that may require further information and review. Users can select relevant topics and even complete and print out forms and planning guides that may help better prepare their business for disasters and emergencies. The product requires no special training or computer equipment other than the availability of a CD drive or access to the Internet.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ CD ]
Preparing your Business for Emergencies, Natural and Man-Made Disasters is a CD-ROM toolkit designed to assist administrators of small- to mid-sized businesses in preparing for emergencies and disasters. This toolkit includes a 10-question self-assessment, emergency preparedness plan forms, educational presentations, disaster scenario and exercise, videos and additional resources. The materials were created from a variety of government and university sources specializing in the topic areas. Some of the topics covered include developing an emergency plan; evacuation and in-place protection; choosing a recovery location; communications; preparing for specific disasters; computer and data security; personal preparedness at home (training for employees); volunteer opportunities; and decision-making in a disaster.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 

[ CD, PowerPoint, PDF ]
Introduction to Public Health for Local Partners and Stakeholders is a CD training tool that introduces police and fire/EMS cadets to the principles of public health, with particular emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of public health during an emergency. This course reinforces the collaborative nature of emergency preparedness and the critical need to work together to ensure a coordinated, efficient community response. It contains both a didactic piece and Train-the-Trainer notes on public health, preparedness, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), epidemiology, and isolation and quarantine. In addition to the didactic piece, there are two scenarios -- avian influenza and white powder incident -- to help demonstrate how and where public health and law enforcement interface. This tool was pilot tested among Tarrant County police and fire/EMS, and the material for this tool is used on a regular basis at police academies to teach cadets. At each session pre- and post-tests were conducted to determine if cadets truly gained some knowledge from these sessions; all sessions demonstrated improvement from pre- to post-test. All classroom sessions provide course evaluation feedback forms, as well, that are used for course improvements and adjustments.
Tarrant County Advanced Practice Center
 
[ CD, Podcast ]
The Signs for Mass Decontamination provide essential instructions in a simple and easy to understand format to help victims safely navigate through the decontamination process. The use of pictograms and simple descriptions address communication barriers caused by languages differences, physical impairments or environmental factors such as noise or responder PPE. The CD contains 8 design files of pictograms with 13 translations and a User Guide.
Cambridge Advanced Practice Center