Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness

MGT439 - 16.00 Hours

Description

This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.

This course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class for your organization, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu.

Description

This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.

Prerequisites

None. However, familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (or equivalents) is recommended

 

Course Completion Requirements

FEMA/SIDNumber
Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online:
cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

 

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Topics

•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

Suggested Audience

   Community and Hospital-based Emergency Managers
   EMS Personnel
   Hospital Administration and Emergency Room Personnel
   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

 

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)+American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP)+Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Other Information

DHS/FEMA
As part of a Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement, this course is provided at no cost to your jurisdiction.
 
Continuing Education Credits
ENA continuing education credit is approved by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Course Delivery Dates
Course delivery dates are at the discretion of the requesting agents or jurisdiction and must be consecutive.
An interested jurisdiction/agency contacts their respective State Administrative Agency Training Point of Contact (SAA TPOC) to request a National Training and Education Division (NTED) instructor-led course. It is then at the SAA TPOC's discretion to approve or not approve the training request. If the SAA TPOC agrees to the training request, he/she contacts the training partner directly with information about the specific course to schedule, the number of participants interested in attending the course, and a listing of preferred dates.

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Government Programs

For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900

Contact Information

Juan Guerrero

Training Manger
Phone: (979) 862-1063 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

Policies

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