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determine the elements to evaluate and considerations for an emergency response plan in various practice settings

Create two communication messages for social media that would be shared during the response and recovery phases from your setting. Explain how you would address family members or the media arriving in your department.

 

Tornado Emergency Response Planning

Overview

The healthcare team has just been notified that there was a tornado that ripped through Casper Park and Acer Tech Center in Sentinel City®. In this activity learners will determine the elements to evaluate and considerations for an emergency response plan in various practice settings

Learning Objectives

Explain the potential public health effects infrastructure damage and environmental hazards from the emergency

Describe the phases of emergency management (Prevention Mitigation Preparedness Response and Recovery)

Describe the members and roles of the emergency management team and organizations (public and private)

Identify key components of management plans for threats and emergency events

Analyze risks and benefits of social media responses

Create communication messages in response to threats and emergency events

Student Instructions/Activity

Visit the Casper Park and Acer Tech Center areas of Sentinel City® and consider the impact zone of the tornado. Observe the services routes and populations that may be involved with the city as a result of the tornado.

Create a report that describes the potential public health effects infrastructure damage and environmental hazards related to the tornado.

Describe the members and roles of the emergency management team and organizations (public and private) that would be activated in Sentinel City®.

Present an analysis of the risks and benefits of social media responses from the area.

Select a healthcare practice setting such as urgent care clinic school or hospital unit Identify at least three evidence-based considerations for each phase of emergency management that should be included in the emergency management plan for your selected practice setting.

Create two communication messages for social media that would be shared during the response and recovery phases from your setting. Explain how you would address family members or the media arriving in your department.

Upload the bulleted information from above to this assignment link and add 8 hours to Project Concert under Sentinel City and Tornado emergency response planning.

Concept Review

Questions to help students review the concepts in the material:

What are the phases of emergency management?
What are the potential public health effects infrastructure damage and environmental hazards from a tornado? Consider direct and indirect physical mental health.
Who are the members of the emergency response team that will be deployed? What private and public resources will assist with the fire response in the short and long term?

Critical Thinking Questions

Consider the strategies and interprofessional team that is utilized to develop emergency preparedness and response plans.
What are the risks and benefits of the quick public responses that will be shared on social media? What are the priority communication messages to come from your practice setting to address media staff and family members