Michael Beach

As an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, I am responsible for the new Trauma and Emergency Preparedness Sub-Specialty within the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Area of Concentration. Through this emphasis students will learn Disaster and Mass Casualty Care through the course Fundamentals of Disaster and Mass Casualty Care and Acute Trauma Care and Emergency Medicine through the Trauma and Emergency Preparedness Clinical Emphasis. They will experience disaster response with hands on use of a TVI Decontamination tent, PAPR hood assemblies and TYVK suits. Students will also utilize SimMan for computerized emergency experiences.

More info: http://www.nursing.pitt.edu/faculty/facultydetail.jsp?primkey=beachm

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Disaster Preparedness (Coursera)

Have you ever viewed a news report depicting the aftermath of a devastating natural disaster? The damage to human life and property are both staggering and heartbreaking. All parts of the world face the possibility of floods, hurricanes, tornados, fires, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural phenomena. Are you [...]