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All public health professionals must understand their role in the eventuality of a disaster or terrorist attack. This case study will help you understand the process of "preparedness" as it relates to training health professionals to work during these emergencies. This exercise was designed for public health personnel and their local emergency counterparts to gain skills and knowledge in preparing for and responding to a large-scale communicable disease event. Since master's level professionals are usually tasked with employee training, you must begin to understand the methods used in professional training. Therefore, you will: Review Case Study 9 in " Public Health: What It Is and How It Works " by Turnock

1. Recognize the roles of a variety of public officials in a large-scale communicable disease or bioterrorism incident.
2. Identify gaps in local preparedness and ability to coordinate.
3. Recommend improvements to the training of public health professionals.

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Recognize the roles of a variety of public officials in a large-scale communicable disease or bioterrorism incident.

In any large-scale communicable disease or bioterrorism incident, clearly defined roles that individual agencies, leaders, and employees are responsible for carrying out must be adhered to. Accountability must be at the forefront of any emergency response, which can only occur through the use of emergency planning and training that involves members from law enforcement, emergency medical services, the fire department, and other first responders who are responsible for ensuring that the safety of the public is maintained while also securing any sources of outbreak through effective quarantine and other security measures that seek to prevent the spread of the outbreak. The public safety and security facets of the emergency response are the responsibility of the aforementioned responders.

There is also a necessity to ensure that transportation, water services, sanitation, and other infrastructure vital for 21st century life is maintained. This will ...

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Public health discussion questions are examined. The roles of a variety of public officials in a large-scale communicable disease or bioterrorism incident are examined.

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