PreparEd Talks

Welcome to PreparEd Talks;  a series of free, online learning lectures that provide an introduction and analysis of ten current topics on emergency preparedness from both a public health and medical perspective. The talks were produced in collaboration with the University of Toledo. Learn more about the topics and presenters below!

Presenters

Paul Rega, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine &
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Toledo

Brian Fink, PhD, MPH, CHES
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
University of Toledo

Technical Information

Older Adults and Emergency Preparedness 

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Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink discuss the vulnerability of older individuals during a disaster and how to develop a plan to mitigate their risks. (Duration: 31 min)

 

Mumps: The Next Outbreak? 

mumps

Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink discuss the potential of mumps as the outbreak of the future by reviewing the epidemiology, manifestations, and complications of mumps, along with the risks and benefits of the mumps vaccine. (Duration:  13 min)

 

Measles: Why was it never truly eradicated?

Giant cell with intracytoplasmic inclusions

Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink discuss the epidemiology and history of measles and conclude with current issues surrounding its resurgence. (Duration: 26 min)

 

Tornado Preparedness and Response: A Simulation Exercise for Issues in Public Health

CDC US Quarantine Stations

Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink share a tornado preparedness and response exercise that can be adapted for use in instructional settings. (Duration: 22 min)

 

An Introduction Into Disasters

CDC US Quarantine Stations

Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink provide a primer on disasters for health care professionals. (Duration: 27 min)

 

TRIAGE FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

CDC US Quarantine Stations

 In this talk, Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink discuss the roots and history of triage, followed by a review of two triage systems that can be immediately used in your practice and education. (Duration: 48 min)

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EBOLA OUTBREAK AND U.S. AIRPORT SURVEILLANCE

CDC US Quarantine Stations

Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink discuss the current Ebola outbreak in Africa including medical aspects of the disease, risk levels, management of patients with the disease, and surveillance measures being taken at the country’s airports and borders to prevent this disease and others from entering the United States. (Duration: 45 min)

CHIKUNGUNYA: ANOTHER EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE IN THE U.S.

Listen to Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink as they discuss the emerging epidemic of chikungunya and cases that have developed within the United States. (Duration: 25 min)

WEST NILE VIRUS

This video lecture provides an overview of west nile virus including the epidemiological aspects of the disease, signs and symptoms of the disease, implications from both a medical and public health perspective, and prevention measures at the population level. (Duration: 43 min)

NOROVIRUS: THE MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVES

In this PreparEd Talk, Dr. Rega and Dr. Fink discuss norovirus including sources of the virus, medical implications of the virus, and prevention strategies. (Duration:  48min)

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