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Disaster Triage for Epidemics


Approximately 18 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Disaster Triage for Epidemics" is designed to give a brief overview of the type of epidemic triage potentially used in large-scale bio-events. An algorithm for triage is provided, along with a brief discussion of the ethical and moral conflicts that may arise as a result of triage.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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. Explain the concepts of and describe functional response roles for one’s profession, health agencies, and community members.
  2. List and describe the public health interventions that are part of a response to surveillance signals.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Utilize the SEIRV epidemic triage algorithm.
  2. Differentiate epidemic triage from Mass Casualty Incident triage.

Target Audiences:

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