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This simulation was developed by faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. According to the web site - "In this simulation, the learner will assume the perspective of various public health professionals responding to a natural disaster. They will make decisions on behalf of a county public health director, a public health nurse, an environmental health specialist, and other public health professionals. By approaching the emerging public health issues from these... More
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: September 14, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 26, 2016
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Submitter: Jeanne Sewell
Keywords: Risk communication, tornado, Disaster mental health, public health, disaster preparedness

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Primary Audience: College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Audio capability required
Language: English
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Avatar for Christa Steffens
2 years ago

Christa Steffens (Faculty)

I used this fantastic simulation in my public health nursing course. Following the simulation I have the students write a reflective paper on what they learned. The class always finds the simulation to be very helpful in describing the role of the public health nurse in a disaster situation. The simulation also allows the student to explore other professional roles of disaster emergency personnel and to experience the consequences of poor practice choices in a safe environment.
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