Improving and Protecting the Health of Populations #11

  • Read/review the following:
    • Visit the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations (UN) websites and examine issues related to the Global Burden of Disease and the effects of natural and man-made disasters on population health (e.g., displacement).
    • Review the Anthrax scenario and Point of Dispensing (POD) information at
      • Play the PODS game as a medical screener
    • Video: START: Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment

Complete the following:

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  • Review two common threats to population health reported by WHO and the UN.
    • Are primary prevention efforts employed/in place to address these threats?
    • How successful were you as a medical screener in the POD scenario? How did you feel during the exercise and watching the video?
    • Give two examples of how public health nurses can help prevent or prepare for global or local threats to community health as a result of natural or man-made disasters.