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This Awareness Level course is intended for anyone who will come into professional contact with disaster victims, including DMAT, hospital workers, EMTs, primary care providers and public health workers.
- Define disaste
- Define trauma
- Describe how proximity to the event affects the potential for traumatic response
- Describe the triune brain and how each part of it functions during a traumatic event
- Describe automatic response to trauma: flight or fight, freeze, social engagement
- Describe 4 major components in the psycho-physiological response to trauma: somatic, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive
- Describe the epidemiological triangle in relation to the effect of disasters on mental health
- Describe how various elements of the agent, host and environment of a disaster impacts its effect on the mental health of its victims
- Analyze a disaster and its effect on victims using the epidemiological triangle
- Describe the use of the Haddon Matrix in prevention, mitigation and intervention of disasters and their effect on mental health