Addresses the responsibilities of the Public Information Officer and the media’s role in disseminating public information during emergencies to include crisis and emergency risk communication planning.
Provides the responder with an overview of the national emergency response system, which includes the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS), and the relationship between these systems.
A discussion of the critical processes, procedures, and considerations for safely managing a highly infectious disease patient in a healthcare facility.
A discussion of the capabilities, requirements, and considerations for determining appropriate decontamination methods and means for a hazardous materials response. Examines the types, methods, and application of decontamination; reviews responder decontamination procedures (emergency and technical); reviews patient decontamination procedures (self-care, mass, and technical); decontamination site selection considerations; and the evaluation of the effectiveness of decontamination procedures.