Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness

Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness

A 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced their effectiveness in responding to pediatric patients and their unique needs/considerations.

This 16 hour continuing education course addresses pediatric emergency planning and medical response considerations through a combination of lectures, small group exercises, and a table-top exercise.

This course is provided by the Texas A&M University Extension Service in conjunction with FEMA.

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MGT-439: Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness equips first responders with the tools necessary to triage, treat, and transport children involved in multiple casualty incidents.

This program is delivered through a variety of facilitated discussions, small group exercises, and hands-on simulations that allow participants to prepare for incidents involving children.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Pediatric Response
  • Emergency Management (EM) Considerations
  • Implications for Planning and Response
  • Functional Access Needs Considerations
  • Mass Sheltering
  • 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 RoomPersonnel
  • 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

Successful completion of this course results in a certificate of course completion and 16 Continuing Medical Education hours.

All course books, materials, and instruction are provided for this course. The facilities charge covers breakfast, lunch, and refreshments for both days of this course.

A certification exam is completed at the end of this program. Students that do not achieve a passing score will be remediated and allowed an additional attempt to test.

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