NAME Improving Disaster Communication- The Role of Poison Centers in Public Health
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
CEU ELIGIBILITY Not eligible for CEUs
COURSE DESCRIPTION Disaster and mass event situations can lead to uncertainty, fear, anxiety and stress. In these situations, community members need effective and timely information. Poison centers currently offer advice to the general public and the healthcare system on a wide range of poisonings and toxicological issues. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are staffed by specialists who are trained and experienced in handling individuals in extremely stressful situations. Faculty will present the ways poison control has previously connected communities with vital public health information and future possibilities of collaborations. During this broadcast we will also discuss the potential for public health and poison centers to develop plans for communication and coordination during disasters and mass events. NOTE: This was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.