Effectiveness of an emergency preparedness training program for public health nurses in New York City

Kristine A. Qureshi, Robyn R.M. Gershon, Jacqueline A. Merrill, Ayxa Calero-Breckheimer, Marita Murrman, Kristine M. Gebbie, Linda C. Moskin, Linda May, Stephen S. Morse, Martin Sherman

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Abstract

A public health workforce that is competent to respond to emergencies is extremely important. We report on the impact of a training program designed to prepare public health nurses to respond appropriately to emergencies. The program focused on the basic public health emergency preparedness competencies and the emergency response role of public health workers employed by the New York City School Department of Health and Mental Hygiene School Health Program. The evaluation methods included pre/post-testing followed by a repeat post-test one month after the program. The program resulted in positive shirts in both knowledge and emergency response attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-249
Number of pages8
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Health care workers
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Qureshi, K. A., Gershon, R. R. M., Merrill, J. A., Calero-Breckheimer, A., Murrman, M., Gebbie, K. M., Moskin, L. C., May, L., Morse, S. S., & Sherman, M. (2004). Effectiveness of an emergency preparedness training program for public health nurses in New York City. Family and Community Health, 27(3), 242-249. https://doi.org/10.1097/00003727-200407000-00011