MRCKC Training Videos for Volunteers in Disaster Shelters
About the Videos
In 2009, FEMA issued guidelines for Disaster Shelters mandating the integration of "functional needs individuals" into the general population. Recognizing that most volunteers lacked the knowledge and skills to care these individuals, particularly in a disaster situation, our Nursing Subcommittee adopted the concept of utilizing short "Just-in-Time" training videos to assist non-medical volunteers in caring for functional and access needs individuals. With the support of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross we created these 29 videos.
It is highly recommended that all volunteers with MRCKC be familiar with these Functional and Access Needs videos. It is likely that in a time of disaster, MRCKC will be deployed and asked to provide functional and access needs support in disaster shelters. Our volunteers need to be skilled in these practices and able to teach spontaneous volunteers as well.