Introduction to Outbreak Investigation
West Nile outbreaks! Beef recalls! Contaminated spinach! We live in an age where disease outbreaks have become commonplace. This module outlines specific steps to take in determining if you have an outbreak on your hands, who should be involved in the investigation, the science behind it all, and how to communicate your findings to the public via the media.
This course is co-provided by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and Continuing Nursing Education (UWCNE) at the University of Washington.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, you will be better able to:
- List indicators of a potential disease outbreak
- Describe the steps in conducting outbreak investigations
- Identify key communication considerations during outbreak investigations
- Describe public health actions that may result from outbreak investigations
Jeff Duchin, MD
Communicable Disease Control Epidemiology and Immunization Section,
Public Health - Seattle & King County
- 1.00 Contact hours
- 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level