A consensus-based educational framework and competency set for the discipline of disaster medicine and public health preparedness

Added May 5, 2014

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As little effort has been devoted to the integration of competencies across health specialties, this expert group developed a consensus educational framework and competency set from which educators could devise learning objectives and curricula tailored to fit the needs of all health professionals in a disaster. This was a systematic review of peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed published literature looking at competencies for health professionals and other emergency responders in the USA.  The expert group recommends that competencies are reviewed continually and refined over time.