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PER-903-1 - Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) Train the Trainer

Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents, Train-the-Trainer (HERT TtT)

The eight-hour HERT TtT course is designed to provide instructional presentation guidance specific to HERT-HT course materials. Healthcare responders will serve as trainers for the team within their facility. The course assists the healthcare responders in understanding presentation techniques, conducting practical application, and preparing and maintaining lesson plans appropriate to HERT requirements. It provides the healthcare responder with an understanding of HERT-HT course material that will be presented at his or her facility to include the following: team assignments and functions, proper wear and removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), decontamination procedures, Emergency Treatment Area (ETA) location selection and operation, and victim triage. This is a basic training course, providing a capability to conduct local HERT follow-up capability training; it does not certify the HERT healthcare responder as an instructor.

NOTE: This course is designed to provide hospitals and health care facilities with the information, training materials, and skills they will need to return to their facilities to develop and train their own HERT's as outlined in the "CDC Recommendations for Civilian Communities Near Chemical Weapons Depots: Guidelines for Medical Preparedness," Federal Register 60, June 27, 1995, OSHA 3152 "Hospitals and Community Emergency Response--What you Need to Know," dated 1997, "OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims for Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances," dated January 2005, and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-8, Subject: National Preparedness, paragraph (2)(d), dated December, 17, 2003.

How this course is offered:

This is a resident course delivered at the Noble Training Center (NTC) in Anniston, AL.

Registration Information:

Please read this document about CDP SID information. When you register for this class, please visit to receive a CDP Student Identification Number.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Private Industry
Public Health
Emergency Management
Health Care

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