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Introduction & Disaster Cycle

A disaster can be defined in several ways, but in all cases is a destructive event that overwhelms all available resources. A disaster may originate as natural or manmade and may be intentional or accidental. A natural disaster is caused by the forces of nature such as a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake. A manmade disaster may be the result of a terrorist act or industrial accident. Depending on the scope of the disaster, the available resources may be local, state, federal, or multinational. In this module, I will introduce the phases of the disaster cycle. The disaster cycle is a process that we constantly review and strive to improve for the future. It is important for you to understand each phase because clear expectations will enable you to develop an effective plan to keep you and your family safe. At the end of the module, be sure to complete the quiz. ...
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7 vídeos (Total de 68 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video7 videos
Introduction 2min
Introduction to Disaster Cycle and Mitigation Part 1 12min
Disaster Cycle - Mitigation Part 2 13min
Disaster Cycle - Response and Recovery 10min
Disaster Response Panel Discussion Part 1 (optional)15min
Disaster Response Panel Discussion Part 2 (optional)11min
Reading2 leituras
Learning Objectives10min
Syllabus10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Introduction & Disaster Cycle20min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Personal Preparedness Basics

There are a few extreme circumstances such as a 30 foot wall of water during a tsunami or a 10-point Richter scale earthquake that are so severe it is impossible to prepare for the disaster. However, in most cases people can take a few steps to ensure their survivability during a disaster. Personal preparedness involves being both physically and mentally prepared to meet basic needs for at least three days without outside help. Last module, we talked about the disaster cycle including mitigation, response, and recovery. In this module, our focus centers on the response phase. The disaster has hit and you are taking steps to survive and to be as safe and comfortable as possible. In the lectures, I will focus on food, shelter, water, and light in a disaster situation. In addition, we have on-site instructional videos that highlight survival skills such as fire-building and water purification. Do we have any campers in the class? For those of you who are campers, these skills will be a familiar review of basic wilderness survival techniques. The lectures will also give you ideas of supplies that you might want to include in your disaster kit. Take notes during the lectures to prepare for the discussion and quiz....
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 53 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video5 videos
Food 11min
Shelter 10min
Water 16min
Light 14min
Reading2 leituras
Learning Objectives10min
Readings10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Personal Preparedness Basics20min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Personal Preparedness Safety

As we have discussed, disasters significantly overwhelm community resources and it is critical that you have a plan. In the last module, we considered the basics of food, shelter, and water in your personal preparedness plan. In this module, we move on to the topics of security, first aid, and tools. Safety is a major concern for you and your family in post-disaster situations. Use common precautions such as drinking plenty of water, wearing protective gloves and shoes, washing your hands often, and avoiding exhaustion. Depending on the situation, you may have to deal with washed out roads, broken glass, contaminated water, downed power lines, or serious gas leaks....
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7 vídeos (Total de 78 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video7 videos
Communication 11min
Security 11min
Authority 12min
First Aid 13min
Environmental Concerns 4min
Tools 24min
Reading2 leituras
Learning Objectives10min
Readings10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Personal Preparedness Safety20min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
4 horas para concluir

Attitudes and Awareness

Disasters are understandably stressful situations that trigger panic, fear, confusion, and uncertainty. During a disaster, you lose control of many aspects of your life. Your family may not be together. You may not be able to access food, water, shelter, transportation, or communication. Since we do not have control of many variables, there is no point in worrying about possible disasters; however, having a clear, detailed plan in place will lessen anxiety and strengthen our ability to make timely, rational decisions if a disaster occurs. Disaster planning takes us “back to basics” and what is most important to our survival. A positive attitude and heightened awareness will help you cope with an emergency situation. In this module's lesson, we focus on attitude and awareness, discuss an awareness-building activity, and submit your disaster preparedness plans. In the next module, you will peer-review the plans and provide feedback to you classmates....
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6 vídeos (Total de 81 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video6 videos
Awareness 17min
Attitude and Awareness - Part 1 8min
Attitude and Awareness - Part 2 15min
Attitude and Awareness - Part 3 10min
Nancy Vickroy - Guest Speaker (optional)26min
Reading2 leituras
Learning Objectives10min
Readings10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Attitudes and Awareness 20min
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por CHJan 31st 2017

Really great course that's paced well. I believe this is a course everyone should and CAN take! These things are important to know especially if you live in an area where disasters are prone.

por EBOct 5th 2015

Excellent course, logically put together and well presented. It raises multiple issues, some of which we were aware of but had not addressed and others which we had not even considered.

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Michael Beach

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School of Nursing

Sobre University of Pittsburgh

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