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The Convention Center Incident: Applying the Knowledge


Approximately 13 minutes

Course Description:

The course "The Convention Center Incident: Applying the Knowledge" is a modified version of a Problem-Based Learning or PBL case previously completed by multidisciplinary groups of health care students and professionals. PBL is a process of self-directed learning through identification and research of issues relevant to particular disciplines. This particular case explores the questions and consequences evoked by a terrorist incident at the Hawaii Convention Center.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology with the aid of Seiji Yamada, MD, MPH, and Megan Inada, MPH. Creation of the course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Within the scope of one’s professional practice, initiate physiological and psychological interventions for treatment of radiological injuries.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Institute appropriate triage measures in a Mass Casualty Incident.
  2. Select appropriate mitigation measures for the general public in the event of a detonation of a Radiological Dispersal Device.

Target Audiences:

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

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.