Using Handheld Computers to Gather Field Data: Rapid Needs Assessments Online Training 3
Length: 10 minutes
This presentation by Morgan Johnson, MPH, Steve Ramsey, RS, and Mark Smith, PhD and recorded by Morgan Johnson, MPH, gives you an overview of how to set up a handheld computer for field data collection during a Rapid Needs Assessment, or RNA, how to use the handheld computers' Global Positioning System, or GPS, and routing functions to navigate to interview sites, and how to collect field data on the handheld using an electronic survey form.
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.
- Describe Rapid Needs Assessment Methodology
- Discuss the use of an RNA after Hurricane Wilma
- Discuss recent advances in methodology
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.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|4) Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|11) Uses information technology to collect, store, and retrieve data (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|2.4. Collect data according to protocol.|
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Website.
Hlday, W.G., Quenemoen, L.E., Armenia-Cope, R.R., Hurt, K.J., Malilay, J., Noji, E.K., & Wurm, G. Use of a Modified Cluster Sampling Method to Perform Rapid Needs Assessment After Hurricane Andrew. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 23(4), 7-22.
Malilay, J., Flanders, W.D., & Brogan, D. (1996). A modified cluster-sampling method For post-disaster rapid assessment of needs. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 74(4), 399-405.
CDC (2004a). Rapid Community Health and Needs Assessments After Hurricanes Isabel and Charley--North Carolina, 2003-2004. MMWR, 53, 840-842.
Author and Narrator:
Jennifer Horney, 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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The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.
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