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Disaster in Franklin County: A Public Health Simulation

Disaster in Franklin County: A Public Health Simulation

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...

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Nancyruth Leibold
Nancyruth Leibold (Faculty)
45 weeks ago
Note: Disaster in Franklin County is a fabulous virtual simulation activity but is currently not in use.
Christa Steffens
Christa Steffens (Faculty)
8 years ago
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.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 8 hours