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: Acute care providers (surgeons, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, ED, OR, ICU, and trauma nurses, and prehospital professionals), hospital administrators, public health personnel, and emergency managers

Topics/Objectives Addressed:

  • Emphasizes an all-hazards approach
  • Planning, triage, incident command, injury patterns and pathophysiology, and consideration for special populations.
  • Pitfalls and barriers in disaster planning
  • Epidemiology and history of disasters

Course Length:

  • 1 day didactic and interactive provider course

Upcoming Courses:

  • No courses currently scheduled

For more information contact Vickie Graymire.


Refund/Cancellation Policy

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General Information

  • On-line registration is limited for each course.
    Continental breakfast is provided on site. Lunch is provided for both days of the 2-Day Student Course and day two of the Instructor Course only.
  • Course textbook, directions, and syllabus will be mailed following paid registration. Auditors will be sent an eBook version of the textbook.
  • Fee must be paid in full before course material is mailed to student approximately 30 days prior to course.
    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.
  • Students must complete the on-line pre-test prior to the beginning of class. The ATLS® office will email student candidates pre-test instructions approximately 2 weeks prior to course.
  • The American College of Surgeons (ACS) ATLS® Program complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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