Course Title: TRAINING COURSE IN CHILDREN S HEALTH PROTECTION IN EMERGENCY AND DISASTERS SITUATIONS

Course Date Location Course fee: Click to Register (Group)
Start Date: 03/10/2022 End Date: 07/10/2022 Nairobi, Kenya $ 1,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group
Start Date: 28/11/2022 End Date: 02/12/2022 Nairobi, Kenya $ 1,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group
Start Date: 13/11/2023 End Date: 17/11/2023 Nairobi Kenya $ 2,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group
Start Date: 13/11/2023 End Date: 17/11/2023 Nairobi Kenya $ 1,000 Register as Individual Register for Online Training Register as a Group

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 programs, utilizing generic arrangements that are suitable for any type of emergency or disaster, given the diverse nature of the reported natural hazards experienced in the last.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive Certificate of Participation.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

·      Understand capacity of the health care team

·      Understand health care of children up to 12, with special focus on children under 5 years of age, in disaster situations.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Training introduction module

·      Background of the course (role of the professional)

·      Goal

·      Objective

·      Methodology

·      Outcome                       

Module 2: Basic 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 3: Disaster 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 5: Trauma 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 7: Mental health

·      Risk factors

·      Vulnerabilities

·      Common psychological impact

·      Interventions

Module 8: Nutrition

·      Infant and young child feeding

·      Assessment

·      Interventions: Feeding programs

·      Malnutrition and specific deficiencies

Module 9: Neonatal 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 10: Children with special needs

·      Disabilities                   

·      Diabetes, epilepsy, and asthma

·      School age and adolescents

Module 11: Recovery

·      Lessons learnt

·      Risk reduction

·      Emergency preparedness

·      Capacity building

 

GENERAL NOTES

·      The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

·      The participants should be reasonably proficient in English as all facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

·      Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate.

·      The training will be held at Kincaid Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

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

·      Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training coordinator at Email: training@kincaiddevelopmentcenter.org or Tel: +254 724592901

·      This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our Kincaid Training Centre or at a convenient location.

 

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 724592901 or send mail to training@kincaiddevelopmentcenter.org

 

Payments are due upon registration. Payment should be sent to our Bank account before commencement of training and proof of payment sent to training@kincaiddevelopmentcenter.org