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Protecting Children’s Health in Emergency and Disasters Training

INTRODUCTION


Although many emergencies and disasters are often unpredictable, much can be done to reduce their health impact by reducing the risks and by strengthening the response capacity of communities at risk.

Population growth, expansion into previously uninhabited areas, and environmental degradation have all increased the exposure of most countries to natural hazards including cyclonic storms, floods and famine, while exposure to hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis is ever-present in many regions of the world.

According to the WHO Global Health Survey, the most common types of emergencies in surveyed countries were caused by floods, earthquakes, and severe storms, including snowstorms.

More than half of the respondents did not recognize the near-universal exposure of human populations to technological hazards in the 21st century. This suggests a need to adopt an “all hazards” approach to national health emergency preparedness and response policies and programmes, utilizing generic arrangements that are suitable to any type of emergency or disaster, given the diverse nature of the reported natural hazards experienced in the last

DURATION


5 days

FOR WHOM IS THIS TRAINING INTENDED?


The focus of the training will be on training health care personnel (general paediatricians, family and general medicine physicians, other health care professionals – nurses, psychologists, paramedics, technicians, health assistants, nutritionists, social workers and support personnel).

TRAINING OBJECTIVES


To build capacity of the health care team – To train in the health care of children up to 12, with special focus on children under 5 years of age, in disaster situations.

TRAINING GOAL


Protect children health in emergency and disaster with especial focus in children under five. (To save children´s lives)To train the target audience in disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response, and recovery strategies for children´s care, with special emphasis on children under 5 years of age, as this age-group is the most vulnerable population in disasters.

TRAINING CONTENT


Module 1:        

  • Training introduction module
  • Background of the course (role of the professional)
  • Goal
  • Objective
  • Methodology
  • Outcome                       

Module 2Basic concepts in disaster management

  • Definitions
  • Connection to the focus: children (include examples in each definition) Correlation= examples
  • Classification:
  • Disaster management and Risk management
  • Differences children-adults

Module 3Disaster impact

  • Public health impact in general: prevalence rate, incidence rate, crude mortality rate, crude fatality rate
  • Public health impact in children: immediate (death, injury, mental health), medium (common illnesses, mental health), long term (nutrition, communicable diseases, disability and mental health)
  • Environmental health
  • Myths and realities

Module 4 – Immediate response

  • Initial assessment
  • Damage and need assessment
  • Emergency health information management
  • Leadership in crisis
  • Coordination and planning

Module 5Trauma and injury

  • Mass casualty management: pre-hospital, hospital and triage.
  • Search and rescue, evacuation and first aid
  • Immediate Medical Response:
  • General assessment 
  • Paediatric assessment triangle (PAT)
  • Paediatric triage
  • Pre-hospital: Impact zone, advanced medical post,  
  • transport;
  • Hospital triage (re-evaluation)

Module 6:  Communicable diseases

  • Threat of communicable diseases
  • Outbreak, epidemic, endemic, pandemic.
  • Early warning of diseases
  • Outbreak control          
  • Vector control
  • Surveillance
  • IMCI
  • Immunization

Module 7Mental health

  • Risk factors
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Common psychological impact
  • Interventions

Module 8 Nutrition

  • Infant and young child feeding
  • Assessment
  • Interventions: Feeding programs
  • Malnutrition and specific defficiencies

Module 9Neonatal care

  • Prenatal care for pregnant women
  • Recognition of high-risk pregnancy and delivery
  • Labor and delivery?
  • Immediate newborn care
    • Neonatal resuscitation
    • Routine postnatal care
    • Danger neonatal signs
    • Jaundice
    • Febrile neonate
    • Congenital infections
    • Stabilization and transport

Module 10Children with special needs

  • Disabilities                   
  • Diabetes, epilepsy and asthma
  • School age and adolescents

Module 11Recovery

  • Lessons learnt
  • Risk reduction
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Capacity building

 CUSTOMIZED TRAINING


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on details below: 

Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.

Email: training @versedpro.com

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REQUIREMENTS


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  

TRAINING FEE


The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mob: +254 7739167709

PAYMENT


Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.

Send proof of payment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANCELLATION POLICY


  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
  • The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
  • In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.

COURSE PROVISIONS


  • Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training

FORCE MAJEURE


  • Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be cancelled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-07-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 14-07-2017 4:00 pm
Cut off date 04-07-2017
Individual Price $1,050.00
Location Versed Training Facilities, Nairobi Kenya
$1,050.00
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E-mail: training@versedpro.com

Tel: +254 735 537 073 | +254 739 167 709