SCORM Compliant, Disaster Life Support Distance Learning for Military Medicine
Final rept., 17 Feb-30 Sep 2004
SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL COMMAND FORT GORDON GA
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Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, experts from several academic medical centers formed the National Disaster Life Support Education Consortium NDLSEC to develop educational programs to meet a perceived lack of medical disaster preparedness. These institutions, along with the American Medical Association AMA, established the AMA Committee on Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response to coordinate efforts and resources to enhance the education and training of health care professionals. The NDLSEC has developed two courses, Basic Disaster Life Support BDLS and Advanced Disaster Life Support ADLS. BDLS is the didactic component of the training and is presented in a traditional classroom setting via lecture and PowerPoint presentations. The curriculum has an all-hazards recognition and management approach, based on a unifying algorithm that organizes the providers disaster planning and response. The curricula covers natural and manmade disasters traumatic and explosive events nuclear and biological weapon attacks biological events chemical events medical decontamination mitigating stress on health care workers legal issues of disaster response health care facility and disaster planning and mass fatality incidents. Unlike ACLS and ATLS, participants can receive certification for completion of this didactic portion of the course.
- Civil Defense
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare