Disaster Preparedness and Response for CBRNE events (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives)
This certificate course is focused on exploring the medical effects and response to biological, chemical, and radiological threats with a special emphasis on pandemics and bioterrorism attacks. It will include an analysis of surge capacity requirements and community mitigation strategies around the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the potential effects of a major bioterrorism/CBRN attack. The course will also explore the preparedness similarities between pandemic and intentional biologic attack, utilizing Influenza, Ebola, and COVID-19 as case studies for bioterrorism preparedness.
Hospital Based Emergency Management
The course in Hospital Based Emergency Management will help achieve to develop a knowledge base and skillset to be expert in all phases of the Hospital based emergency management cycle, Participation in local, regional, federal, and international DM activities, Develop a comprehensive knowledge base of Preparedness and Response System, Develop skills to take leadership roles in their community, Develop a competency in Disaster Medicine research and teaching skills.
The course in Disaster Management will include identification of risks, organizational preparedness, equipment planning, disaster education and training for disasters owing to Mass gatherings, Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Acts of terrorism, Industrial accidents, Environmental disasters (cold and heat related).
The course in Disaster Medicine will help achieve to develop a knowledge base and skillset to be expert in all phases of the disaster cycle, Participation in local, regional, federal, and international DM activities, Develop a comprehensive knowledge base of Preparedness and Response System, Develop skills to take leadership roles in their community, Develop a competency in Disaster Medicine research and teaching skills.
In much of the world, deaths resulting from injuries account for a large percentage of overall mortality. Contributing to the higher death rates has been the lack of well-trained first responders which, together with a variable emergency response infrastructure, reduces the ability to successfully respond to unexpected illnesses, accidents, and disasters. The goal of this program is to create sustainable capacity to effectively respond to a range of emergencies utilizing First Responders complimenting Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The methodology of this program has been proven effective in other parts of the developing world. Throughout the 1990’s, the Disaster Medicine Institute (DMI) team created a similar program for the American International Health Alliance (AIHA), a non-governmental organization headquartered in Washington DC. DMI principles led the establishment of 16 national Emergency Medical Services Training Centers (EMSTCs) in 12 nations throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and developed a uniform curriculum adapted to the existing structure of healthcare systems in those countries. These training centers, designed to provide hands-on, practical training in a wide range of first aid and emergency care techniques, have provided training to more than 50,000 physicians, nurses, and others between 1994 and 2011.
This International First Responder Curriculum is the result of DMI’s efforts to address the need for a curriculum more specifically tailored to non-medical personnel, who are often the first ones on the scene of an accident and may be the only source of medical care for a very long time. In creating this curriculum, DMI has adapted the U.S. Department of Transportation’s First Responder National Standard Curriculum and the AIHA First Responder Curriculum for Training Centers in Eurasia. This curriculum represents the most current evidence-based practice for first responder training, and has been reviewed by Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine experts from around the world.