What Health Care Providers Need to Know

You can help make the world a safer place for older people who are frail and for those with dementia. The Emergency Management, Frailty, Dementia & Disasters e-Learning program will show you the important steps to take.

Start Now! The Quick Start Guide will provide you with directions you need to navigate through the e-Learning Modules.

To open a module, click on the topics below:

Module 1: Emergency ManagementEnglish | French
Module 2: PreparationEnglish | French
Module 3: ResponseEnglish | French
Module 4: Recovery and MitigationEnglish | French 

UPDATE to Module 3 (Response): You will learn about Psychological First Aid in this module. There is now a second edition for this resource: Brown LM, Frahm KA, Hyer K, Gibson M. (2011). Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide for Nursing Homes, 2nd edition

Once you complete all four modules, you may print a Certificate of Participation. Instructions to create your Certificate of Participation are provided at the end of Module 4: Recovery and Mitigation.

The time it takes to complete. Each interactive module takes about 20 minutes to finish. You do not have to complete them all at once. If you are interrupted in the middle of a module you may come back and start where you left off. It’s that easy!

Who this is for. This e-Learning program is intended for health care providers, administrators and policy makers with an interest in caring for older people who are frail and those with dementia.

The learning objectives. To help health care providers, administrators and policy makers understand the:
  • disproportionate vulnerability of older adults who are frail and those who have dementia, in emergencies and disasters;
  • components of the emergency management cycle and how they apply to this target population;
  • best practice resources that can be used to improve emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation; and the role of health care organizations and providers in emergency management for older adults who are frail and those who have dementia.

This project was funded by the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network (CDKTN) and the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) Education and Training Knowledge Translation Award Program and the Public Health Agency of Canada.