UCONJ_445_Disaster_Environmental_Health

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U N I V E R S I T Y O F W A S H I N G T O N S C H O O L O F N U R S I N G Disaster – Environmental Health  Preparedness and Response Elizabeth Bridges, PhD RN CCNS   Betty Bekemeier, PhD, RN, MPH School of Nursing University of Washington Seattle, WA - USA
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U N I V E R S I T Y O F W A S H I N G T O N S C H O O L O F N U R S I N G Objectives Learners completing this module will be able to: Describe the principles of disaster planning. Articulate what is necessary for a disaster  plan to assure preparedness and not just be  a “paper” plan. Describe the relationship between  environmental health and preparedness. Recognize the value of an environmental  health perspective to disaster response.
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U N I V E R S I T Y O F W A S H I N G T O N S C H O O L O F N U R S I N G • About how often does this hazard pose a  threat? Once a year or more? Once every 5  years? Once every 10 years? Once every 50  years? Once every 100 years? Less than  every 100 years? Has not occurred? • What is your best estimate of the total  population that could be seriously affected by  this hazard? • What is the duration of impact to be expected  from the hazard? • What is the scope of damage to be expected  from the hazard? • What is the intensity of impact to be expected  from the hazard? • How predictable is the threat from this hazard? • How easy is it to reduce the effects of the 
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