“Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Health Professionals: The Geriatric Population” is the third in a series of peer-reviewed disaster health curriculum recommendations from the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH). “Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Health Professionals: The Geriatric Population” provides resources on planning education and training activities for health professionals that serve the geriatric population. These recommendations align with the disaster health core competencies outlined in “Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health” in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, the co-authored article by AMA Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response and five NCDMPH staff members.
Educators can tailor these recommendations for their particular needs and circumstances, selecting those learning objectives, topics, and resources which are appropriate for their learners’ needs, and the scope of their education and training program. These recommendations were created in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University’s Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing and the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. The contributing authors include Catherine G Ling, PhD FNP-BC, Elexis C. McBee, LCDR, USN, DO, FACP and Heather L Johnson, Lt Col, USAF, (Ret), DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP.