This five-day course serves as a public health focused AHIMT specific training and basic introduction to the activities and processes of a Type 3 AHIMT. This course meets the needs of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Framework (NRF). The Type 3 AHIMT course focuses on the importance of developing and operating as a functional Type 3 AHIMT. This Course covers the following topics:
Introduction to IMT Training Foundation
Command and General Staff functions
Incident Management Team dynamics
Unified Command and Major Incident Management
Transfer of Command and Integration with Local Jurisdiction
Coordination of Onsite Resources
Planning Processes and Documentation
Simulated On-Scene IMT Operations
The participants work together during mentored exercise activities to ensure through understanding of the All-Hazards Incident Management Team concepts by all participants.
ICS-100 and ICS-200 Incident Command System On-Site Delivery
The Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS) course is a 3.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies. The course incorporates the “all-hazards” approach to personal, institutional, and community disaster management through the use of two unique mnemonics, the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event mitigation and preparedness) and the DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event recognition, response, and recovery).
The Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®) course is a 7.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level 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 course builds upon, applies, and reinforces information presented in the Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS®) course. This includes application of core principles and concepts in emergency management and public health as introduced in the CDLS course through the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ and DISASTER Paradigm™. 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.
The Advanced Disaster Life Support™ (ADLS®) course is an intense 15-hour course that allows participants to demonstrate competencies in mass casualty management. Core education elements include the ADLS manual and five interactive lectures (Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Triage in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Health System Surge Capacity for Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Community Health Emergency Operations and Response; and Legal and Ethical Issues in Disasters). Essential training components include population scenarios discussion; mass casualty triage tabletop and situational training exercises; surge tabletop scenario for a health care facility; personal protective equipment skills performance and decontamination video review; casualty management in small groups with simulated scenarios; and emergency operations center situational training exercise
Emergency Operations Center Familiarization for Public Health and Hospitals
The EDPS EOC familiarization for Public Health and Hospitals courses will provide participants information about operating an Emergency Operations Center during a Public Health or Hospital emergency. This course will provide an overview of the basic EOC principles, different EOC Staff position, case studies, required documentation (ICS/HICS forms), and exercises to reinforce the information presented. The instructor will also discuss integration with a system wide or regional coordination entity. Contact EDPS today for a comprehensive course agenda and to schedule a class for your agency.
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