When a disaster happens near your community, it is not just another night at the trauma center or in the emergency department (ED). The Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness (DMEPTM) course teaches skills that apply to any kind of mass casualty event and helps organizations be better prepared. This course is open to anyone who may be a first receiver of casualties following a disaster. DMEPTM participants learn both the skills and the practical ways of thinking that will save lives.
Intended Audience: The intended audience includes acute care providers (i.e., surgeons; anesthesiologists; emergency medicine physicians; emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, and trauma nurses; and prehospital professionals) who will most likely be the first receivers of casualties following major disasters. Other health care providers, administrators, public health personnel, and emergency managers are also encouraged to attend.
- Understand the surgical problems, injury patterns, and issues that may result from disasters
- Discuss the role that surgeons can play in planning for and responding to mass casualty incidents and disasters, especially at a hospital level
- Become familiar with the terms and concepts of incident command
- Understand the principles and challenges of disaster triage
- Become familiar with treatment principles related to blast injury, chemical
- 1 day didactic and interactive provider course
- The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
- COTS Member $180.00 use coupon code DMEPCOTSMEM
- Non-Member $250.00
Coupon code must be applied at time of registration. No refunds or cancellations will be provided for failure to use the
appropriate code at time of registration. Registration is limited at 16 participants.