Natural disasters, workplace violence, terrorism, war, technological failure, and/or economic depression are all among today’s disaster threats. Annually, disasters are the cause for substantial loss of life, quality of life, assets, and productivity. In the last 20 years over 4.4 billion people have been affected by a disaster event(s) and over 1.3 million killed world-wide. Although disasters do not discriminate; they do effect people and communities differently. The world’s most vulnerable typically have less disaster events; but see higher rates of morbidity and mortality from disasters. This course provides an overview for front-line workers to assist in reducing vulnerability in communities and responding to disaster threats.
Proceed through the content in chronological order, and click the “Complete” button at the end of each section. Note: To view the full width of each page without scrolling left to right, please collapse the left-side menu using the arrow in the top left of the page. This learning experience requires about five hours to complete, and is accredited for five hours of both CME and CE.
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