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Event 1: Education and Training for a Qualified Workforce
As Event 1 in a series on bioterrorism, this Web conference was held March 2, 2004. The series is entitled Surge Capacity and Health System Preparedness. It was designed to share with State, local, and health system policymakers the latest information on research findings and strategies related to education and training that may improve planning for hospital and health system surge capacity.
The User Liaison and Research Translation program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed and sponsored the conference.
Select to access the Web conference; all slides for each presentation are also available separately. Select for Playback Tips and Software Requirements.
While listening to the audio, you can also access the individual PowerPoint® slide presentations and manually move through the slides referred to by each presenter. There is a text version of each slide presentation as well as a text transcript of the entire audio portion of the teleconference.
An audio tape of the conference is also available for $10.00 through the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295. Ask for 04-0025-AU, "Surge Capacity and Health System Preparedness: Education and Training for a Qualified Workforce."
This series was designed to provide an understanding of:
- Key issues, challenges, and opportunities related to the creation and implementation of education and training strategies.
- Promising strategies, including initiatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), for educating and training providers.
- An AHRQ-sponsored project that is developing and evaluating online and face-to-face training modules that prepare volunteer nurses to respond to public health emergencies.
- Findings from an AHRQ-supported project designed to test the effectiveness and cost efficiency of disaster drills and training exercises for hospital personnel.
The streaming presentation includes the audio and slides presented during the Web program. Because this is a recording of the sessions, instructions to the participants are no longer relevant. To access each session, select Streaming Presentation. All slides for each presentation are also available separately.
Select for Playback Tips and Software Requirements.
- Joan P. Cioffi, Ph.D. (PowerPoint® Slides, 1 MB; Text Version).
- Terri Spear, Ed.M. (PowerPoint® Slides, 178 KB; Text Version).
- Michael Allswede, D.O. (PowerPoint® Slides, 1.2 MB; Text Version).
- Betsy Weiner, Ph.D., R.N., B.C., FAAN (PowerPoint® Slides, 572 KB; Text Version).
PowerPoint® files can be viewed with Microsoft® PowerPoint® or with a free PowerPoint® Viewer.
The presenters referred to these online resources:
- Streaming video presentations demand a lot from your computer's resources. You may find that the streaming video works better if you close other applications and windows on your computer.
- To start, pause, or stop playback, use the buttons in the upper left corner.
- To jump ahead in the session, use the slider under the title bar.
To access the audio clips, you will need Real® player software installed on your computer. To download a free RealOne® player, go to http://www.real.com and select "Free RealOne® Player." Check the minimum requirements for each for your system; if you are a Macintosh or Unix/Linux user, select the player appropriate for your computer.
Follow the instructions provided for download and installation. If you are unsure of where you saved it on your computer, select "Start" on your navigation bar, then "Find," and search for "Real." When you find the folder, look for the "Set-Up" box, select that, and the installation will begin.
Current as of May 2004
Education and Training for a Qualified Workforce: Surge Capacity and Health System Preparedness. Web conference, broadcast on March 2, 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/btsurgeau/