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Volcano Preparedness: Practice on the Edge of the Ring of Fire

July 28, 2009. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Leslie Callaway, RN, BAN, and Patricia Little, RN, BSN, MPH, cover components and importance of a personal and family volcano preparedness plan for public health networks (PHN).

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

Volcano preparedness begins at the individual level and is carried through to the community and the systems level work of public health practice. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Leslie Callaway, RN, BAN, and Patricia Little, RN, BSN, MPH, cover components and importance of a personal and family volcano preparedness plan for public health networks (PHN). It will also discuss steps for PHN safety and ensuring continuity of services to the public during volcanic events, as well as systems level partners and activities both preceding, during and following an eruption.

Air date: July 28, 2009

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what is recommended for a personal and family plan for volcano/tsunami preparedness
  • List the necessary steps to an implement internal volcano/tsunami action plan to respond to community preparedness: Staff health and safety, Facility security and integrity, Community partners
  • Define systems, community and preparedness partners and describe how PHNs interface with each

Intended Audience

Public health nurses; Local, county, borough, and state emergency management staff; Local community partners

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenters

Leslie Callaway, RN, BAN, received her Bachelor of Arts in Nursing in 1984 and has spent the majority of her nursing practice in the field of public health providing services to community members in rural Alaska. She has practiced as a Public Health Nurse for Maniilaq Tribal Health Corporation in Kotzebue, located in northwest Alaska. For the past 19 years has worked for State of Alaska/Section of Public Health Nursing. During her employment with the State of Alaska she has worked various roles in public health nursing.

Patricia Little, RN, BSN, MPH, received her Bachelor of Nursing science in 1999 and has worked in public health nursing at the Kenai Public Health Center in Kenai Alaska since 2000. In 2008, she completed her Master of Public Health. She is currently a PHN II, and besides public health nurse generalist work she is also safety officer and preparedness nurse at the health center. She has lived in Kenai for over 25 years and is a "survivor" of five volcanic eruptions and multiple earthquakes of varying magnitude.

Competencies

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