Prehospital providers play an integral role during a disaster. They should be knowledgeable on the Emergency Medical Service’s disaster preparedness planning, including pre-event, interagency, and post-disaster planning. This course offers an overview of planning and issues related to EMS during a disaster event, the different types of disasters, and the unique issues for each type of disaster.
The goal of this continuing education course is to provide prehospital providers with an overview of disaster management, including disaster planning, before, during, and after a natural or manmade disaster and the challenge of these events present for prehospital providers. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the basics of disaster planning
- Describe the relationship between EMS and the other agencies who respond to disasters
- Discuss the issues that affect EMS providers during and after a disaster
- Name the characteristics of many types natural and manmade disasters
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), formerly known as Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
CEH Number and Category: 1.0 Basic
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
For Florida professionals:
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