Anatomy of Foodborne Outbreaks
Length: 45 minutes
This presentation by Pam Jenkins, MSN, EdD, Foodborne Disease Nurse Epidemiologist at the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, gives the viewer an introduction to epidemiological investigations of foodborne disease outbreaks.
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- Understand the importance of investigating foodborne disease outbreaks
- Understand the epidemiology of foodborne disease outbreaks in the US and North Carolina
- Understand the steps in an outbreak investigation by working through a large Salmonella serotype Heidelberg outbreak in a NC restaurant
- Understand the role of epidemiologist, microbiologist, environmental health specialist during an investigation
- Understand the importance of interacting with the media during a foodborne disease outbreak
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Applied Epidemiology Competencies Tier 2|
|Communicate epidemiologic information to the general public, the news media, and/or to policy makers through giving oral presentations or contributing to development of written documents (III.A.3)|
|Clarify roles and responsibilities of all participants in epidemiologic activities (VI.F.3)|
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 13, Function 2: Conduct public health and epidemiological investigations|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.1. Solve problems under emergency conditions.|
|2.3. Report information potentially relevant to the identification and control of an emergency through the chain of command.|
Food-Related Illness and Death in the United States, Paul S. Mead, Laurence Slutsker, Vance Dietz, Linda F. McCaig, Joseph S. Bresee, Craig Shapiro, Patricia M. Griffin, and Robert V. Tauxe http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol5no5/mead.htm
Perspectives, Outbreak Investigations-A Perspective, Arthur L. Reingold University of California, Berkeley, California, USA http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol4no1/reingold.htm
Author and Narrator:
Christopher Woods, MD, MPH and Andrew Voetsch, MPH
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
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- Registered Environmental Health Specialist Continuing Education Hours
Approved for continuing education through the North Carolina State Board of Environmental Health Specialists Examiners.
Reviewer: The North Carolina State Board of Environmental Health Specialist Examiners Contact Hours: 1.00 based on instructional time spent on training and evaluation activities.
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