Population Monitoring in Radiological Events
 

Speaker

Adela Salame-Alfie
Assistant Director
Division of Environmental Health, NYS Dept. of Health

The speaker will discuss population monitoring during radiological emergencies and lessons learned from the full scale radiological exercise, Empire '09.  At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant will understand the concept of population monitoring; increase knowledge of key planning principals and objectives of monitoring; learn what a Community Reception Center (CRC) is and its use following a radiological emergency and observe a CRC in practice through lessons learned from Empire 09.

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the concept of population monitoring  
  2. Increase knowledge of key planning principles and objectives of population monitoring  
  3. Learn what a Community Reception Center (CRC) is and its use following a radiological emergency 
  4. Observe a CRC in practice through lessons learned from Empire 09 
Public Health Preparedness Core Competencies

Domain I:
1.3 Facilitate collaboration with external partners 
1.4 Maintain situational awareness 
1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures

Domain II:  
2.2 Use principles of crisis and risk communication

Domain III:  
3.1 Contribute expertise in CHVA
3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plan  
3.3 Participate in improving the organization’s capacities 

Domain IV:  
4.2 Employ protective behaviors
 
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities

PHEP Capability 1: Community Preparedness

PHEP Capability 11: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions – external decontamination

PHEP Capability 15: Volunteer Management


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Continuing Education Units:

Nursing Contact Hours, CHES and CME credits are available upon completion of evaluation and post-test. For more info about credits.