NAME TxHRH107: Maintaining Situational Awareness: Tools for Creating the Common Operating Picture (COP) Before, During, and After a Hurrican
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
LEVEL OF TRAINING Introductory
CEU ELIGIBILITY Not eligible for CEUs
CONTACT HOURS 1.5
COURSE DESCRIPTION & LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Course Description:

During a disaster, and specifically during hurricanes, public health departments need to maintain situational awareness by tracking data from a variety of available tools.

These data can include epidemiological surveillance, direct hospital surveillance, emergency transportation, and research of the possible health effects (human, environmental, animal, etc.) likely to be caused by a specific disaster.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of situational awareness
  • Identify the tools used for creating a Common Operating Picture (COP)
  • Describe the tools used in empirical data capture data
  • Explain surveillance activities during a hurricane