Disaster Response - 17-GANN-F3-0179

Disaster Response

by John Newton, BS, NRP, EMS I
(4.5 / 0 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50


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

Accreditation Information
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
This course is also approved by the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (provider # 50-1489) for 08/10/17 to 12/01/18.
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Course Originally Released on: 3/31/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/10/2020

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.


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Chris K - Plano, TX  ·  Mar 15, 2018
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Brenda F - Blytheville, AR  ·  Mar 13, 2018
Did not expect so many different areas covered a lot of various info in the 50 minute lecture
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Chris F - bradley, IL  ·  Feb 24, 2018
Good refresher for disaster situation, liked the audio aspect along with slideshow.
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KRYSTAL J - Baudette, MN  ·  Feb 20, 2018
needs to be a faster better quality video
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STEPHEN C - Cape Coral, FL  ·  Feb 17, 2018
This had great info.
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Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50