|NAME||Alternative Standards of Care in Disaster|
|COURSE STARTS||Open Enrollment|
|COURSE ENDS||7 weeks to complete from date of registration|
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|COURSE DESCRIPTION|| |
Emergency events and disasters require the affected population to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances including an often abruptly limited scope of public health services. Optimization of outcome requires all available resources to be preserved, coordinated and focused so as to optimize community response in dealing with the normal ongoing needs of the stricken and spared populations, the special disaster-related needs of the population at risk and the special needs encountered by populations with special vulnerability.Alternative standards of care will allow a community adapting to the hierarchy of needs of the population at risk to streamline and simplify the support process during arduous circumstances so as to maximally preserve life.