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Mitigating Emerging Threats Through Preparedness


Wednesday, April 10, 11:15a-12:15p

Please join us at the 14th Annual Symposium, Mitigating Emerging Threats Through Preparedness.

SRDRS will be presenting on "Telehealth: Force Multiplier for Unforeseen Events" on Wednesday, April 10 from 11:15a-12:15p. 

Location: 

Intercontinental at Doral Miami
2505 NW 87th avenue
Miami,Fl 33172

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Mitigating Emerging Threats Through Preparedness

SRDRS Radiation Webinar Series


We are pleased to announce that our 6-part webinar series titled Healthcare & Public Health Planning for a Radiological/Nuclear Emergency is now live on Canvas, an online Learning Management System.  

As a reminder, each webinar provides EMS CEU, CNE, and CME!

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SCDP COVID-19 ECHO Program


Meets every other Thursday via Zoom at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

What is the goal of this SCDP ECHO program?

To create a forum for medical professionals responding to COVID-19 and other special pathogens to learn from infectious disease experts, ask questions, and share evolving best practices around COVID-19/special pathogen management.

What topics will be discussed in the SCDP ECHO Program?

Topics will vary session to session and will include but are not limited to: the COVID vaccines, COVID considerations during pregnancy, personal protective equipment, and more topics to be announced. 

Who should attend?

Any health care professional working with COVID-19 or special pathogens is encouraged to attend, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, etc. No level of infectious disease experience is required. Some sessions' content will be targeted towards specific health care professionals; please review the list of upcoming sessions to register for sessions relevant to your practice.

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Past Events

Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series


February 13, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET
In partnership with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), Interstate Disaster Medical Collaborative (IDMC), MedGlobal, Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), and Region 4 Poison Control Center Collaborative (R4PC3), the Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS) invites you to attend their upcoming webinar, Nerve Agents and the Role of the SNS Chempack Program.

This webinar is part #3 of a multi-part series on Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency. Keep an eye out for details on future webinars! Feel free to share this with other interested parties, and we look forward to seeing you on February 13th at 3pm. 

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Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series

Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series

Webinar #3: Nerve Agents and the Role of the SNS Chempack Program

Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series


January 16, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

In partnership with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), Interstate Disaster Medical Collaborative (IDMC), MedGlobal, Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), and Region 4 Poison Control Center Collaborative (R4PC3), the Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS) invites you to attend their upcoming webinar, Prehospital Considerations in Chemical Emergencies.

This webinar is part #2 of a multi-part series on Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency. Keep an eye out for details on future webinars! Feel free to share this with other interested parties, and we look forward to seeing you on January 16th at 3pm

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Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series

Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series

Webinar #2: Prehospital Considerations in Chemical Emergencies

Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series


December 19, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Webinar #1: Clinical Tools and Resources for an Effective Response to a Chemical Emergency

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Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series

Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Chemical Emergency webinar series

Webinar #1: Clinical Tools and Resources for an Effective Response to a Chemical Emergency

The Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS) – A Comprehensive Overview


October 19, 2023 2-3p ET

Principals from Emory University and Augusta University will describe how the Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS) has progressed through their first two years of program establishment to complement existing preparedness and response frameworks by leveraging telehealth technology. This presentation will highlight signature telehealth initiatives of the SRDRS aimed at enhancing situational awareness, patient care coordination, and access to highly specialized clinical and health system operational expertise with the goal of improving regional surge capacity following a CBRNE or other surge event.

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The Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS) – A Comprehensive Overview

The Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS)

The Pivotal Role of Telehealth in Disaster Response


September 20, 2023 12:00pm ET

In partnership with Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center (SETRC), the Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS) invites you to attend their upcoming webinar, The Pivotal Role of Telehealth in Disaster Response.  

SRDRS’ telehealth program principals will guide this presentation, emphasizing the significance of telehealth within a comprehensive healthcare delivery system, highlighting these programs’ crucial roles in ensuring universal access to safe, high-quality healthcare services. Participants will be guided through the everyday application of existing telehealth programs, with a special focus on their adaptability to augment care following a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high yield Explosives) or other surge event.

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The Pivotal Role of Telehealth in Disaster Response

The Pivotal Role of Telehealth in Disaster Response

Chemical and Radiological Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism


August 30, 2023

In recent years, there has been growing concern that many of the most likely terrorist threats will involve “agents of opportunity” or materials that are readily available in most communities around the country.

This FREE one-day course on August 30 will review the medical and psychological consequences of exposures to a variety of chemical materials. It will include practical information regarding scene safety for such agents as high potency fentanyl analogs, inhaled irritants, and much more.

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Region IV Special Pathogens Training Course


August 16, 2023

Event Details

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT  

Location: Park Vista Hotel, 705 Cherokee Orchard Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738 

The Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) at Emory University is the Health and Human Services-designated Region IV Emerging Special Pathogens Treatment Center (RESPTC). As a RESPTC, the SCDU is committed to educating frontline health care workers and emergency responders in Region IV on special pathogen preparedness and response.    

On August 16, 2023, the SCDU will host two training sessions for health care workers that reside in Tennessee – CEUs will be offered upon the completion of an evaluation. 

 

EMS Biosafety Transport Course: This course is designed for EMS providers of all types, but any health care personnel who are at risk of exposure to patients with a high-consequence infectious disease are welcome to attend. Course participants will learn how to identify high-consequence infectious diseases; what infection prevention and control precautions are needed to care for suspect patients; how to reduce risk through environmental controls; and more.   

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Frontline Hospitals Course: The hospital-based course was developed for medical and nursing staff, emergency management, education and training leaders, and infection prevention staff. Enhance your readiness to safely identify and isolate a patient with a suspected or confirmed special pathogen and inform appropriate officials while providing necessary patient care.   

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For more information, contact Yasmin Thornton at ythornt@emory.edu 

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Region IV Special Pathogens Training Course

Region IV Special Pathogens Training Course


July 31, 2023

Event Details

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

Location:Embassy Suites by Hilton Montgomery Hotel and Conference Center 

The Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) at Emory University is the Health and Human Services-designated Region IV Emerging Special Pathogens Treatment Center (RESPTC). As a RESPTC, the SCDU is committed to educating frontline health care workers and emergency responders in Region IV on special pathogen preparedness and response.

On July 31, 2023, the SCDU will host two training sessions for health care workers that reside in Alabama – CEUs will be offered upon the completion of an evaluation.   

EMS Biosafety Transport Course: This course is designed for EMS providers of all types, but any health care personnel who are at risk of exposure to patients with a high-consequence infectious disease are welcome to attend. Course participants will learn how to identify high-consequence infectious diseases; what infection prevention and control precautions are needed to care for suspect patients; how to reduce risk through environmental controls; and more.   

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Frontline Hospitals Course: The hospital-based course was developed for medical and nursing staff, emergency management, education and training leaders, and infection prevention staff. Enhance your readiness to safely identify and isolate a patient with a suspected or confirmed special pathogen and inform appropriate officials while providing necessary patient care.   

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For more information, contact Yasmin Thornton at ythornt@emory.edu 

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Region IV Special Pathogens Training Course

Pediatric Preparedness for the Healthcare Professional


July 26th - 27th, 2023

Where: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Ashrae Building, Classroom 1A 1791 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329

For: Medical response personnel, health care providers, and medical volunteers CME, CNE and EMS CE available!

This 2-day, 16-hour course will be a standardized, national-level pediatric disaster training focused on emergency management, public health, clinical preparedness, and resiliency and recovery. At the successful completion of the course, participants will recognize components necessary to developing a comprehensive
community and facility plan designed to improve pediatric clinical and post disaster resilience.

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Update: Registration for this event is at capacity

Chemical and Radiological Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism


June 13-14 2023

In recent years, there has been growing concern that many of the most likely terrorist threats will involve “agents of opportunity” or materials that are readily available in most communities around the country.

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) in partnership with the Region 7 Regional Disaster Health Response Ecosystem (RDHRE) and in collaboration with the Region 4 Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS) are pleased to offer this course on emergency medical response to exposures from radioactive materials and toxic chemicals. The Office of Emergency Management, within the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), supported the development of this unique course to familiarize health care providers and responders with toxic exposures.

The course will review the medical and psychological consequences of exposures to a variety of chemical and radiological materials. It will include practical information regarding scene safety for such agents as high potency fentanyl analogs, inhaled irritants, and proper decontamination of a victim contaminated with radiological material.

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Region IV Special Pathogens Training Course


June 9, 2023

Event Details

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST (The EMS based course is from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Location: Emory Conference Center, 1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329 


The Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) at Emory University is the Health and Human Services-designated Region IV Emerging Special Pathogens Treatment Center (RESPTC). As a RESPTC, the SCDU is committed to educating frontline health care workers and emergency responders in Region IV on special pathogen preparedness and response.   

On June 9, 2023, the SCDU will host two training sessions for health care workers in Georgia.  

EMS Biosafety Transport Course: This course is designed for EMS providers of all types, but any health care personnel who are at risk of exposure to patients with a high-consequence infectious disease are welcome to attend. Course participants will learn how to identify high-consequence infectious diseases; what infection prevention and control precautions are needed to care for suspect patients; how to reduce risk through environmental controls; and more.   

View EMS Biosafety Transport Course Agenda

Frontline Hospitals Course: The hospital-based course was developed for medical and nursing staff, emergency management, education and training leaders, and infection prevention staff. Enhance your readiness to safely identify and isolate a patient with a suspected or confirmed special pathogen and inform appropriate officials while providing necessary patient care.  

View Frontline Hospital Course Agenda

For more information, contact Yasmin Thornton at ythornt@emory.edu

Note: The cap for the EMS course is 30 and cap for the hospital-based course is 100.  If the event capacity is reached, a waitlist for the following training dates will be provided.

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Region IV Special Pathogens Training Course

SCDP ECHO Session


May 25, 2023

EMS Hierarchy of Controls 

Expert Panelists: 

Michael Carr, MD, FACEP, FAEMS  

Lekshmi Kumar, MPH, MBBS 

Wade Miles, NR-P

Facilitator:

Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH

The Planners and Presenters of this activity disclose that they have no financial relationships with any commercial interest

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SCDP ECHO Session

SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 6 of 6


May 16, 2023

Please join us for the 5th webinar in our 6-part series titled theSRDRS Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Radiological/Nuclear Emergency Webinar Series in partnership with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), the Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), Interstate Disaster Medical Collaborative (IDMC), and the Region 4 Poison Control Center Collaboration (R4PC3).

We hope you can join us for our webinar on Medical Evaluation and Management of Acute Radiation Syndrome on May 16th @ 3:00 PM ET. Registration in advance is required.

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SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 6 of 6

Assessment and Management of Acute Radiation Syndrome

SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 5 of 6


April 18, 2023

Please join us for the 5th webinar in our 6-part series titled the SRDRS Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Radiological/Nuclear Emergency Webinar Series in partnership with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), the Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), Interstate Disaster Medical Collaborative (IDMC), and the Region 4 Poison Control Center Collaboration (R4PC3). 

We hope you can join us for our webinar on Federal Response and Resources during a Radiation Emergency on April 18th @ 3:00 PM EST. Registration in advance is required.

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SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 5 of 6

Management of Victims Contaminated with Radioactive Materials

SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 4 of 6


March 7, 2023

Please join us for the 4th webinar in our 6-part series titled the SRDRS Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Radiological/Nuclear Emergency Webinar Series in partnership with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), the Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), Interstate Disaster Medical Collaborative (IDMC), and the Region 4 Poison Control Center Collaboration (R4PC3). 

We hope you can join us for our webinar on Federal Response and Resources during a Radiation Emergency on March 7th @ 3:00 PM EST. Registration in advance is required.

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SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 4 of 6

Federal Response and Resources during a Radiation Emergency

SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 3 of 6


February 7, 2023

Please join us for the third session of the SRDRS Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Radiological/Nuclear Emergency Webinar series in partnership with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), the Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), and the Region 4 Poison Control Center Collaboration (R4PC3). The topic of the Webinar is Prehospital Setting and Community Reception Centers: Pearls of Wisdom for Safe and Effective
Assessment of Victims of a Radiological Emergency

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SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 3 of 6

Prehospital Setting & Community Reception Centers: Assessment of Victims of a Radiological Emergency

SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 2 of 6


January 17, 2023

Please join us for the second session of the SRDRS Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Radiological/Nuclear Emergency Webinar series in partnership with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), the Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), and the Region 4 Poison Control Center Collaboration (R4PC3). The topic of the Webinar is Resources for Healthcare Systems and Public Health Planners

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SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 2 of 6

Resources for Healthcare Systems and Public Health Planners

SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar 1 of 6


December 13, 2022

Please join us for the first session of the SRDRS Healthcare and Public Health Planning for a Radiological/Nuclear Emergency Webinar series in partnership with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), the Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP), Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), and the Region 4 Poison Control Center Collaboration (R4PC3). The topic of the first Webinar is Healthcare System and Public Health Implications for Radiological/Nuclear Scenarios, presented by Robert Whitcomb, PHD, CHP.

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Healthcare System and Public Health Implications for Radiological/Nuclear Scenarios

Region IV Special Pathogens Training Course


February 3, 2023

Please join your Region IV colleagues in Georgia for an in person course focusing on frontline hospitals and EMS.

Frontline Hospital Course:

Enhance your readiness to safely identify and isolate a patient with a suspected or confirmed special pathogen and inform appropriate officials while providing necessary patient care.

EMS Biosafety Transport Course:

Course Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish among various high consequence infectious diseases (smallpox, MERS, Ebola Virus Disease, novel influenza)regarding their clinical characteristics and transmission mechanisms for the purpose of PPE selection and enhancing worker safety.
  • Explain standard- and transmission-based infection control precautions.
  • Describe environmental controls, work practices and safety equipment that will decrease the likelihood of inadvertent exposure to infectious bodily fluids.
  • Describe waste management and post-mission health monitoring.
  • Demonstrate donning and doffing of PPE under the direct supervision of faculty that have experience with transport and management of patients with high conse-quence infectious diseases.

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Region IV Special Pathogens Training Course

Ebola: Clinical Presentation, Evaluation, and Infection Prevention


December 20, 2022, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

On September 20, 2022, the Ministry of Health of Uganda officially declared an outbreak of Ebola disease caused by Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV). This is the fifth outbreak caused by SUDV in Uganda since 2000. No probable or confirmed cases related to this outbreak have yet been reported in the United States.

During this COCA Call, subject matter experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss signs and symptoms of Ebola, disease progression, importance of alternative diagnoses or treatments, and the utility of a CDC clinical consult. Presenters will also review specimen handling and testing biosafety, and infection prevention and control recommendations.

If you are unable to attend the live COCA Call, the recording will be available for viewing on the COCA Call webpage a few hours after the live event ends.

The slide set will be available on the day of the call on the COCA Call webpage under Call Materials.

Continuing Education will not be offered for this COCA Call.

Registration is not required.

Webinar Link:

https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1614100766?pwd=cDVaT1dkcHkvZnhURWZ5NmNqYUFMUT09

Passcode: 323048

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Webinar ID: 161 410 0766

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REAC/TS – MicroREM (Live) Virtual Webinar


December 6-8-2022

Registration now available - December 6-8, 2022, MicroREM Virtual Webinar (9:00 am – 1:00 am EST).     Fee:   $200.00 per participant     

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Chemical and Radiological Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism


July 7-8-2022

Hosted by SRDRS, the virtual ACMT-REAC/TS Chemical and Radiological Agents of Opportunity Course will take place on July 7-8-2022. The course is free of charge thanks to funding from CDC and awards CE for Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists.

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COVID-19 and Monkeypox Update – Keeping EMS Personnel Safe


July 12, 2022

EMS personnel have been working for over 2 years to manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the monkeypox virus is making people ill in numerous countries where it is not typically seen, including the United States. Implementation of a hierarchy of controls is important for the safety of EMS personnel managing patients ill with either of these viruses. Speakers will provide a COVID-19 update, and then review what is known about the current monkeypox outbreak. Learners will hear how to use the familiar identify, isolate and inform strategy to recognize a case of monkeypox, take appropriate infection prevention measures and engage public health and health systems for follow-up management.

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ECHO Sessions: MonkeyPox Outbreak: Mitigation on a Global Scale


July 21, 2022

Emory University's Serious Communicable Disease ECHO program is hosting a special to update the community on current special pathogens.

Anyone interfacing with patients, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, hospital administrators, etc., are welcome to attend. 

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ECHO Sessions: MonkeyPox Outbreak: Mitigation on a Global Scale

2022 RITN Workshop: Past Informing the Plan, Past Improving the Plan for a Rad/Nuc Incident


August 4-5, 2022
  • August 4-5, 2022 at the Westin Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA
  • Save the Date flyer (PDF)
  • Call for abstracts
    • (PDF) with details including topics
    • To submit an abstract for consideration:
      • Email ritn@nmdp.org and a personalized link will be sent to you.
      • Updated deadline to submit - May 1, 2022
    • Please submit if interested. We are monitoring travel restrictions due to COVID and at this time anticipate the workshop will be in-person.
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EMS: What is 'Long COVID' and how to protect yourself


May 3rd, 2022 at 1:00pm EST

It has been estimated that up to 30% of patients that were ill with COVID might experience post-COVID conditions, even if they only had mild illness. This session will review what is known about 'Long COVID' and will review protective strategies for EMS providers.

Participants will be able to:

  1. recognize Long COVID symptoms,
  2. describe COVID relevant infection prevention measures and
  3. ask questions of infectious disease and EMS specialists.
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BDLS Course


Tuesday July 5th

Location: Augusta University Medical Campus

BDLS® is a 7.5 hour competency-based course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. The primary focus of the BDLS course is incorporation of an “all-hazards” approach to mass casualty management and population-based care across a broad range of disasters. Measures to ensure and enhance health workforce readiness are emphasized throughout the course. This includes a consistent and
scalable approach to workforce protection and casualty management, as well as, mass
casualty triage and fatality management.

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