Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.
•Introduction to Pediatric Response
• Emergency Management (EM) Considerations
• Implications for Planning and Response
• Functional Access Needs Considerations
• Pediatric Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources
• Pediatric Reunification Considerations
• Pediatric Decontamination Considerations
• Community and Hospital-based Emergency Managers
• EMS Personnel
• Hospital Administration and Emergency Room Personnel
• Public Safety/ Public Health Personnel
• School Administrators
• MRC Personnel
• Private Sector
• Law Enforcement
• Disaster Response/ Relief Personnel
• County, State, and Federal personnel who respond to a local jurisdiction disaster event
Prerequisites & Other Information:
However, familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (or equivalents) is recommended
Class will run from 8am to 5pm each day and will need a roster showing at least 30 pre-registered no later than 2 weeks prior to class start.
FEMA/SIDNumber - Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online: www.cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
This is a 16 hour class with these credited Continuing Education hours by these agencies.
- IACET - 1.6 CEUs
- AAFP – 15.0 hours (American Academy of Family Physicians)
- ENA - 15.5 hours (Emergency Nurse’s Association)
- TX-DSHS-EMS 10.0 hours
Phone: (979) 862-1063
No tuition is charged.
As part of a Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement, this course is provided at no cost to your jurisdiction.
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