Disaster Preparedness And Management

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In this state of the art course we will be discussing personal and organization-based preparedness for disasters and large-scale public emergencies. This course will provide participants with a heightened awareness and understanding of the natural and man-made hazards that create disaster events. Each topic in the course is presented by a leader and subject matter expert, allowing participants to learn from  some of the most highly-recognized stakeholders in disaster preparedness. Course content is designed to assist participants in acquiring cutting-edge, evidence-based disaster knowledge and skills in order to respond in a timely and appropriate manner and  ultimately to increase surge capacity.

In this four-day course, participants will acquire foundational knowledge of natural and man-made disasters and new strategies for increasing surge capacity. Utilizing course exercises, case studies, and discussions,  participants will have the opportunity to identify strategies and expert practices in Disaster Management.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Basic Foundational Concepts of Disaster Preparedness
  • Incident Command System and Leadership at the Unit Level
  • Disaster Communication and Situational Awareness
  • Organization Preparedness Overview
  • Creating Surge Capacity (Lifeboat Ethics)
  • Disaster and Mass Casualty Triage
  • Workforce Readiness and Willingness to Respond
  • Disaster Drills
  • Terrorism, Bomb Threats, and Other Internal Threats
  • Burn Casualty Management
  • Bomb and Blast Injury Management
  • Chemical Emergencies
  • Radiation Emergency Management
  • Responding to Radiation Events
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Planning for Natural Disasters
  • Activation of the EOC in Response to Natural Disasters
  • Morbidity and Mortality Related to Natural Disasters

25 New Chardon St – Boston – Massachusetts 02114 – Unites States of America

E-mail: info@amihm.org