Online Program

Health workers in crises: Preparing for field deployment

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Stephanie Kayden, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston,, MA
When an international disaster strikes, a willingness to help is not enough to ensure a health worker's safe and effective deployment. Responders must know the international standards and coordination system that professional humanitarians use around the world. Properly preparing yourself, your home life, and your job is the key to an effective crisis deployment

Learning Areas:

Clinical medicine applied in public health
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Identify the international standards for humanitarian response and coordination that every crisis responder is expected to know. Name sources for individual training in humanitarian response. Describe how health workers prepare themselves, their home life, and their workplace for their international disaster response deployment. List important things to take with you to a crisis zone

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have extensive experience in the field of protection of health in conflict, having authored papers for peer reviewed publications, received grants to engage in research on the subject, and presented on the subject at numerous conferences and events.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.