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Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs (2010 Updated Version)


Approximately 45 minutes

Course Description:

The online course “Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs (2010 Updated Version)” features a presentation delivered by Loren Yamamoto, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP, FACEP.  Topics covered include the technology and infrastructure dependence of children with special health care needs, their vulnerabilities, and approaches for ensuring their preparedness.  The Emergency Information Form is discussed, as are electrical power basics.

This presentation was recorded at Pacific EMPRINTS’ 2010 Pacific Preparedness Conference:  Capacity Building to Address Vulnerable Populations in Natural Disasters, on March 31, 2010.  This Conference was funded by the FY 2008 Homeland Security Grant Program #2008-GE-T8-0022 via the Hawaii State Civil Defense. 


This online course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:

1.    Describe functional response roles for one’s profession, health agencies, and community members.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this online course, participants will be able to:

1.    Understand the role of the Emergency Information Form (EIF) in emergency/disaster preparedness.

2.    Identify quality improvement programs in emergency/disaster preparedness.

3.    List electrical power failure back-up strategies. 

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel


Loren Yamamoto, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Pediatrics, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.