Pacific EMPRINTS Home Skip Navigation Links

Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs (Podcast)


Approximately 49 minutes

Course Description:

The podcast "Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs" features a presentation delivered by Loren Yamamoto, MD, MPH, MBA. 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’ 2008 Pacific Preparedness Conference: Capacity Building to Address Vulnerable Populations, on January 16, 2008. This Conference was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This podcast 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 podcast, participants will be able to:
  1. Utilize the Emergency Information Form (EIF) endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
  2. Describe the role of the EIF in emergency/disaster preparedness.
  3. Identify 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.