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IS-520: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas

Course Date

10/31/2013*

*This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 31, 2013. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

Course Overview

This course introduces students to the characteristics of a pandemic influenza, the effects that a pandemic influenza can have on every facet of our society, and the steps their organizations can take to minimize the effects of a pandemic.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza.
  • Relate the effects of a pandemic influenza to daily organizational operations and basic services.
  • Describe strategies for resolving continuity challenges presented in a pandemic situation.

Primary Audience

The primary audiences for this course are personnel at any level of government, representatives from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), or representatives from private industry who may have a need for a basic understanding of pandemic influenza and the impacts that they can expect should a widespread pandemic occur in the United States.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.1

Course Length:

1 hour