Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/19/2015 - 10/20/2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Assisi Height Auditorium

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Registration

This is a  new 16-hour course developed by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) which is designed to help first responders, emergency managers, EMS and hospital emergency room personnel plan and prepare to manage a disaster that impacts children.

The  goal of the course is to increase understanding and awareness  of the children’s unique needs in the emergency response community and help them to prepare and plan for receiving large numbers of children following a man-made or natural disaster. This includes special emergency management considerations, such as pediatric decontamination, triage, and reunification with family.

The course uses lectures, small group exercises, case studies, simulations and a tabletop exercise. Best practices and procedures are incorporated from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Commission on Children and Disasters, and the National Response Framework, among others.

The course addresses pediatric emergency planning and medical response considerations, needs that were identified in a 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters. The report called for the development of a national strategy for children in disasters to ensure children are protected before, during and after an emergency (View report).  This is not a clinical course about treating pediatric patients.

Course development was funded by the DHS/FEMA Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement through TEEX’s National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) and is offered at no cost to qualified participants.

Registration is open for this course.

For other other DHS/FEMA-funded EMS and homeland security courses offered by TEEX, visit www.teex.org/NERRTC

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/19/2015 - 10/20/2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Assisi Height Auditorium

Categories


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