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Knowledge-Based Courses

Knowledge-based online courses take an average of 30 minutes to complete and consist of multimedia presentations with illustrative slides narrated in lecture format. The offerings cover a diverse range of topics of interest to the healthcare professional. Below is a complete, alphabetical listing of all courses as of January 2009. For detailed course descriptions, please click on the course title.

As with the rest of Pacific EMPRINTS’ distance learning offerings, knowledge-based courses are free*, and a Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for these courses, upon completion of the appropriate post-test with a score of 80% or higher.
COURSE LISTING   (check mark indicates an enrolled course.)

  1. Assessment of Disaster Training Needs for Helping Professionals and First Responders
  2. Biological Agents: Anthrax
  3. Biological Agents: Botulism
  4. Biological Agents: Plague
  5. Biological Agents: Ricin
  6. Biological Agents: Smallpox
  7. Biological Agents: Tularemia
  8. Biological Agents: Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
  9. Building Cultural Competence in Disaster Preparedness and Response
  10. Chemical Agents: Blister Agents
  11. Chemical Agents: Blood Agents
  12. Chemical Agents: Choking Agents
  13. Chemical Agents: Incapacitating Agents
  14. Chemical Agents: Nerve Agents
  15. Counting Upon the Kindness & Expertise of Others: Serving Vulnerable Individuals & Families in Times of Disaster
  16. Disaster Behavioral Health: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Trauma Survivors
  17. Disaster Triage Exercises
  18. Disaster Triage for Epidemics
  19. Disaster Triage for Mass Casualty Incidents
  20. Disasters and Pregnancy
  21. Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs
  22. Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs (2010 Updated Version)
  23. Emergency Preparedness for the Dental Profession
  24. Explosive Threats
  25. Extending "Interoperability" to Vulnerable Populations
  26. Hawaii Department of Health: Medical Reserve Corps Development and Overview
  27. Hawaii Department of Health: Medical Reserve Corps Orientation Training
  28. Improving Preparedness by Incorporating Lessons Learned
  29. Infectious Diseases: Cholera
  30. Infectious Diseases: Dengue
  31. Infectious Diseases: SARS
  32. Infectious Diseases: Scrub Typhus
  33. Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis
  34. Introduction to Avian Influenza for Hawaii
  35. Introduction to Biosecurity & Agroterrorism
  36. Introduction to Bioterrorism for Hawaii
  37. Introduction to Chemical Agents
  38. Mapping and Tracking Vulnerable Populations Using Geospatial Technologies
  39. Natural Disasters: Hurricanes
  40. Natural Disasters: Tsunamis
  41. Nuclear & Radiological Threats
  42. Older Adults: Vulnerable During Disasters
  43. Point-of-Care Strategies: Critical Care, Disaster Medicine, and Public Health Preparedness Worldwide
  44. Psychological First Aid (PFA): Helping People Cope During Disasters & Public Health Emergencies
  45. Strategically Reaching Limited English-Proficient (LEP) Communities: Perspectives of Medical Interpreters for Emergency Preparedness
  46. The Survivors Tell Their Stories: The 2004 Sumatra and the 2006 Java Tsunamis in Indonesia
  47. Vog & Kilauea Volcanic Emissions
  48. Volcanic Volatiles: Toxicity and Chronic & Acute Effects of Exposure
  49. Vulnerable Populations in Disasters: Reducing Impact Through Planning, Plan Writing & Plan Execution
*subject to change without notice.