Core Disaster Life Support™ (CDLS™)


Course Description:
CDLS® is an introduction to “all-hazards” preparedness for first responders, community officials, business owners, and other concerned citizens. The course provides a brief overview of natural and accidental man made events, traumatic and explosive events, nuclear and radiologic events, biological events, and chemical events. The focus of the course is to discuss and apply a unique approach to disaster management called the D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R paradigm. The overarching aim is to introduce participants to basic concepts and terms that are reinforced in greater detail in the BDLS® and ADLS® courses.

Course Duration: 4 hours of didactic teaching

Target Audience:
•    EMTs
•    Allied health workers and technicians
•    Law enforcement
•    Medical Reserve Corps (entry level)
•    Some office-based health care professionals
•    Police
•    Firefighters
•    Emergency management personnel
•    Government officials
•    Health care administrators
•    Social workers
•    Disaster relief workers
•    Anyone needing an introductory program

Class size: CDLS® can be provided to large audiences and is limited only by the size of the classroom.

Pre-requisites: None

Course Length: 4 hours (all didactic)

Course Credits: 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™

Recertification: N/A

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: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning, Common: Risk Management, Prevent: CBRNE Detection, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Respond: Environmental Health, 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: On-site Incident Managment, Respond: Public Safety and Security Response, Respond: Responder Health and Safety, Respond: Triage and Pre-hospital Treatment, Respond: Volunteer Management and Donations, 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 17:02:33 -0400 2008
Last Updated: Thu May 08 17:02:34 -0400 2008