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Eun Kyoung Jun 1 Article
Elementary, Middle, and High School Health Teachers' Countermeasures Against an Outbreak of Pandemic Diseases, Including MERS
Eun Kyoung Jun, Gyu Young Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2018;29(1):65-75.   Published online March 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2018.29.1.65
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PURPOSE
This study aims to examine how elementary, middle and high school health teachers in Gyeonggi province react to infectious disease like MERS.
METHODS
This is a descriptive study using a convenience sample of 1,267 school health teachers.
RESULTS
When MERS was an epidemic, school health teachers who took the ‘leading’ role were 92.4%. A school heath teacher's countermeasures against infectious diseases showed a high score during MERS outbreak (3.81) compared to regular days (3.59).
CONCLUSION
Based on such results, it has been determined that schools need to keep two types of procedures manual, such as ‘countermeasures on a regular basis’ and ‘countermeasures in the event of a pandemic disease outbreak’ manual in the staff offices so that anyone can view them at any time. It is necessary to prepare regulations to strengthen their authority so that school health teachers can take the role of control tower, in a professional capacity, when communicable disease is spreading. In order to prevent any confusion and chaos, there should be a unitary reporting system at each school when dealing with an epidemic. School health teachers need to get continuous training to reinforce their abilities to react to communicable diseases.

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