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Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents

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Center-Domestic Preparedness

61 Responder Drive

Anniston, AL 36205

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This class is held at the Center for Domestic Prepredness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. The student is provided with airfare, meals, and lodging at no cost. You must be employed full or part-time in the heathcare or emergency medical services in the state of Utah to attend the training.

April 7 and April 13 are travel days.

You will be sent a link to the registration page and a promo code to enroll in the class.

Descrition/Overview: Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents is a four-day course that addresses disaster preparedness at the facility and system level. Healthcare leaders must be prepared for any incident that results in multiple casualties, whether it is the result of a natural disaster; an accidental or intentional release of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosives (CBRNE) hazard; or a disease outbreak that results in an epidemic or pandemic. This course focuses on preparing healthcare leaders to make critical decisions in all-hazards disaster emergency preparedness activities. Responders learn essential disaster-planning response and recovery functions through lecture/discussion format that are then applied in a tabletop exercise and a two-day functional exercise.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Clarify healthcare emergency management roles and responsibilities in the disaster life-cycle process — mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery — for all-hazards disasters.

  • Identify key partners in disaster preparedness, their roles, and interrelationships in responding to a disaster.

  • Relate the use of the Incident Command System in the healthcare system through Hospital Incident Command System (and the Public Health Incident System.

  • Illustrate roles and responsibilities in obtaining and distributing medical supplies in a disaster situation.

  • Illustrate the difficult decisions that healthcare leaders face regarding palliative care and mass-fatality management.

  • Summarize the development of emergency public information and risk communications messages.

  • Differentiate requirements for types of decontamination procedures and facilities, in addition to personal protective equipment to be used in healthcare facilities for a variety of hazards.

  • Describe the various concepts associated with the disaster-planning process.

  • Identify important aspects of Noble, U.S.A., and roles of the functional areas in the exercises.

  • Apply Comprehensive Emergency Management to a disaster-response situation

  • Apply the concepts of healthcare disaster planning.

  • Summarize the role of healthcare response in an all-hazards disaster.

  • Conduct healthcare response to a disaster.

  • Respond to a healthcare all-hazards disaster.

Email me with any questions:

Art Deyo adeyo@utah.gov

Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 3.2 continuing education units for this program.

Nursing through Alabama Board of Nursing (nurses only): 32, Continuing Medical Education, through University of Alabama at Birmingham (additional allied health professionals may be able to apply for these continuing medical education units): 32

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