Active Threat in Healthcare

This 6 hour session will identify the key components of an active threat plan. It will also explain the importance of collaborating/planning with community partners. Instructors will use real world examples and include the most recent recommendations from law enforcement.

Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)

ADLS v. 3.0 offers an advanced practicum for individuals who have completed BDLS. This intensive, operational-level course trains participants in mass-casualty decontamination, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), SALT (sort, assess, lifesaving interventions, treatment / transport) triage and the application of critical lifesaving interventions. Through the use of interactive sessions and exercises with high-fidelity mannequins and volunteer patients, the course creates a realistic, practical experience in mass-casualty management. The two-day course includes both classroom and hands-on training.

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)

BDLS v. 3.0 is an eight-hour, competency based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illness caused by disasters and public health emergencies. The primary focus of the BDLS course is to apply the principles and concepts of mass-casualty management and population-based care to natural disasters, traumatic and explosive events, nuclear and radiologic events and biological and chemical events. The course addresses the role of health professionals in the incident management system, the physical and psychosocial implications of disaster events and the special needs of underserved and vulnerable populations.

Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS)

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).

CPR/AED Certification

The Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older.Successful students will receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Exercises 101: An Introduction

Exercise 101 is a one-day course that features disaster exercise types, exercise design, how to write objectives and injects, the HSEEP Cycle, exercise planning meetings, exercise planning team structure, exercise participants, and documentation with templates available as resources.

Hospital Decontamination Training (8-Hour and Train-the-Trainer)

Decon training is a one day course that trains students how to decontaminate large numbers of victims from a chemical or radiological event and encompasses how to coordinate and train large numbers of non-medical personnel required and equipped to provide these services. Although healthcare providers in PPE will be needed to render immediate care and triage victims, the majority of the workforce to provide decontamination in a disaster of this nature should be non-medical providers that are hospital based.

Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

The HSEEP Training Course is an intermediate-level course that incorporates exercise guidance and best practices from the HSEEP Volumes. Participants will learn about topics including exercise management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.

Facility-Specific Incident Command

This 4-hour training is tailored for each facility and provides training for the facility’s designated command staff.

Fundamentals of Mass Casualty Care

This is an awareness-level presentation dealing with the basics of caring for victims after the occurrence of a mass-casualty incident or disaster. It introduces students to the all-hazards model for disaster planning / response, as well as such concepts as detection, declaration, incident management, safety / security, assessment of hazards, support resources, disaster triage / treatment, evacuation, and recovery.

Mass Communications Training

Interactive and dynamic course detailing how to best utilize this state-provided resource. Course competencies will include building and maintaining contact lists, programming messaging, sending alerts, and running communications drills and exercises.

Self-Care Buddy-Aid

Self Aid Buddy Care (SABC) is a training of the United States Air Force (USAF). SABC encompasses basic life support and limb-saving techniques to help wounded or injured personnel survive in medical emergencies until medical help is available.

Stop the Bleed

The STOP THE BLEED® Course is a class created by the American College of Surgeons and taught around the country by qualified instructors, usually at no cost. This in-person, hands-on class teaches the basics of identifying and treating life-threatening bleeding using tourniquets, wound packing and pressure dressings. It teaches what “immediate responders,” i.e., bystanders can do to stop potentially fatal bleeding before emergency responders can arrive.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

TECC for Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders (TECC-LEO): An 8-hour classroom course specifically designed for law enforcement officers and other non-EMS first responders. The course covers materials found in the 16-hour TECC provider course at a level appropriate for first responders. It includes 8 hours of content, which includes interactive lectures, skill stations, and patient simulations. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as a TECC-LEO provider for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit for qualified participants.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course (TCCC)

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) introduces evidence-based, life saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the street, under the auspices of the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) program and is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Technical Rope Rescue & Extrication Course

This course is intended to take personnel who are currently operating at the Operations-level and refine those skills, while adding tools and techniques that will allow them to access the horizontal plane in the rope rescue environment. Subjects to be covered include: Basic review of operations-level skills, knot passing, advanced anchor systems, and highline rope systems. Personnel will operate in realistic conditions using the latest equipment available for rope rescue operations. Students are expected to be proficient with all operations-level skills before the start of this class. This course is intended to provide “Technician-Level” training as outlined in NFPA 1670 (Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents).


Flooding & Climate Change

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Experiential Learning through Immersive Research in Iceland

One thing that the University of Georgia’s Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) stresses is giving students the opportunity to learn by doing. For two weeks this past May and June,


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