Pandemic Influenza: Protecting Iowa's First Responders

Responder Health & Safety
Online Course
1.5 hours
University of Iowa
Upper Midwest PERLC

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This program was originally developed in DVD format and mailed to Iowa's first responders, hospitals, and public health agencies. Its' goal is to provide Iowa’s First Responders with a consistent message regarding the history, prevention approaches, safety and legal considerations, and psychological issues involved in responding to a pandemic.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the history and current status of pandemic influenza
  • Discuss safety considerations that must be implemented when responding to a pandemic influenza event
  • Describe public health approaches that are in place for disease and illness prevention
  • Discuss the legal issues that may arise when isolation and quarantine are implemented as disease containment strategies
  • Discuss the psychological impact of pandemics in the responders’ performance
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness
Responder Safety and Health