Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®)


Course Description
BDLS® is targeted to multiple disciplines including emergency medical service (EMS) personnel, hazardous materials personnel, public health personnel, and health care providers. The goal of teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously is to develop a commonality of approach and language in the health care community, improving the care and coordination of response in Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) disasters and public health emergencies. The BDLS® course is a review of the all-hazards topics including natural and accidental man made events, traumatic and explosive events, nuclear and radiological events, biological events, and chemical events. Also included is information on the health care professional’s role in the public health and incident management systems, community mental health, and special needs of underserved and vulnerable populations.
The recognition and management of the disaster scene and victims are reinforced through a unique approach, introduced in the Core Disaster Life Support Course, called the D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R paradigm. The D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R paradigm organizes the students’ preparation and response to disaster management. It emphasizes an all-hazards approach to mass casualty incident management and facilitates ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment of an incident.

Target Audience
•    Physicians
•    Registered or licensed practical nurses
•    Paramedics or national intermediate EMTs
•    Physician assistants
•    Allied health professionals
•    Dentists
•    Pharmacists
•    Public health professionals
•    Veterinarians
•    Health professions students
•    Mental health professionals

Class Size BDLS® can be provided to large audiences (e.g., more than 100 participants) and is limited only by the size of the classroom

Pre-requisites: None

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Credits: 7.5 American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits™

Recertification: Every three years

Name: American Medical Association (AMA) Press
Organization: American Medical Association (AMA) Press
Name: Jack Horner
Phone: (706) 533-5050
Address: National Disaster Life Support Foundation
ATTN:  Jack Horner or Kelly Boik
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
(706) 533-5050

Meta Information
Languages: English
Target Capabiltities: Common: Communications, Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning, Common: Risk Management, Prevent: CBRNE Detection, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Protect: Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation, Recover: Structural Damage Assessment and Mitigation, Respond: Emergency Operations Center Management, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Respond: Environmental Health, Respond: Explosive Device Response Operations, Respond: Firefighting Operations/Support, Respond: Isolation and Quarantine, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Respond: Mass Prophylaxis, Respond: Medical Supplies Management and Distribution, Respond: Medical Surge, 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
Copyright Restrictions: Commercial
Is Product...: Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Thu May 08 16:55:46 -0400 2008
Last Updated: Thu May 08 16:55:46 -0400 2008