Decon Disaster Life Support™ (NDLS-D™)
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:
Site selection and setup
- Small group interactive sessions
- Decontamination drill
• Hospital Based Decontamination Team members
• Non-clinical Hospital Personnel
• 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.
Course Length: 12 hours