Decon Disaster Life Support™ (NDLS-D™)

Description:

The ability to decontaminate a large number of victims from a chemical, biological, or radiological event will require large numbers of personnel properly trained and equipped to provide decontamination. Although healthcare providers in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be needed to render immediate care and triage victims, the majority of the workforce to provide decontamination in a disaster of this nature should be non-clinical, hospital based personnel.

NDLS-DECON™ is designed to meet this need by providing introductory training for hospital based decontamination. NDLS-DECON™ provides flexibility permitting training to be customized to specific equipment and site features.
The components of the NDLS-DECON™ program include:
-    Lectures covering:
        Regulations, operations, and equipment
-    Demonstration and practice:
        Donning/Doffing PPE
        Site selection and setup
        Patient decontamination
-    Small group interactive sessions
-    Decontamination drill

Target Audience:
•    Hospital Based Decontamination Team members
•    Non-clinical Hospital Personnel
•    Physicians
•    Nurses
•    PA’s
•    EMT’s /Paramedics
•    Allied health professionals
•    Students in health care studies
•    Emergency Managers
•    Hospital Safety/Security Personnel/Law Enforcement Officers
•    First Responders & Fire Fighters

Class size: 60 maximum. The course can be completed over 2 days for large groups (20-60 students) or over several weeks for smaller groups leading up to a decontamination drill or participation in a full scale exercise.

Pre-requisites: None

Course Length: 12 hours
 


Author(s)
Developer
Name: American Medical Association (AMA)
Title:
Organization: American Medical Association (AMA)
Email:
Contact
Name: Jack Horner
Phone: (706) 533-5050
Address: National Disaster Life Support Foundation
ATTN:  Jack Horner or Kelly Boik
AF-2044
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
(706) 533-5050


Meta Information
Languages: English
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning, Common: Risk Management, Prevent: CBRNE Detection, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Respond: Environmental Health, Respond: Firefighting Operations/Support, Respond: Isolation and Quarantine, Respond: Medical Surge, Respond: On-site Incident Managment, Respond: Public Safety and Security Response, Respond: Responder Health and Safety, Respond: Triage and Pre-hospital Treatment, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect, Respond, Recover
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Synthesis or Evaluation
Copyright Restrictions: Commercial
Is Product...: Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Thu May 08 16:27:10 -0400 2008
Last Updated: Thu May 08 16:30:29 -0400 2008