Geriatric Assessment, Treatment and Recovery in Disasters and Emergencies

Description: This 1.5 hour program, presented by Area Health Education Center of Southern Nevada, is designed for physicians, nurses, EMTs, psychologists, pharmacists and other health care practitioners.  This program will enable health care professionals to increase confidence and competence in carrying out emergency response activities appropriate and sensitive to geriatric populations and their caregivers.  At the conclusion, participants will be able to:·         Identify the predisposing and precipitating factors of geriatric syndromes;·         Recognize the specific vulnerabilities of geriatric patients during times of crisis and disaster;·         Identify necessary personnel, equipment and infrastructure for geriatric disaster preparedness;·         Identify special considerations in triage, treatment and evacuation of geriatric patients;·         Describe the clinical manifestations and treatment of acute geriatric medical emergencies;·         Address the ethical issues that surround the treatment of vulnerable elders during a disaster;·         Identify key elements for designing an exercise for elderly victims of disasters; and·         Incorporate lessons learned into new and updated plans, treatments, preparedness, procedures, response and recovery.

Name: Roberta Keeley
Phone: (702) 318-8452

Area Health Education Center of Southern Nevada

1094 E Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, NV  89104

Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture, Quiz
Format: Video
Languages: English
Keywords: geriatric, treatment, Disaster, recovery, emergency
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning, Common: Risk Management, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Respond: Citizen Evacuation and Shelter In-place, Respond: Critical Resource Logistics & Distribution, Respond: Emergency Operations Center Management, Respond: Environmental Health, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Respond: Medical Supplies Management and Distribution, Respond: Medical Surge, Respond: Triage and Pre-hospital Treatment, Respond: On-site Incident Managment
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Respond, Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analyst/Investigation, Synthesis or Evaluation
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - Attribution
Is Product...: Downloadable, Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Wed Aug 08 11:34:26 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Tue Oct 16 16:10:17 -0400 2007