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Mass Casualty Training via the CDC

There are FREE online training courses (some for CEUs) through the Center for Disease Control. Specific training is available for Mass Casualty Emergencies, including a specific series “Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care” a course designed to provide the latest clinical information regarding blast-related injuries from terrorism.”

“In an instant, an explosion or blast can wreck havoc; producing numerous casualties with complex, technically challenging injuries not commonly seen after natural disasters such as floods or hurricanes.

Course Content
   •   Background on Terrorism and Explosive Devices
   •   Bombing Events
   •   Blast Injuries
   •   Crush Injuries and Compartment Syndrome
   •   Military Experience
   •   Special Considerations
   •   Psychological Issues

The CD-ROM for Web-based interactive training will be distributed free of charge to first responders. To place an order for a free CD-ROM, visit the American College of Emergency Physicians website.

For more information on Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care courses, contact the ACEP EMS and Disaster Preparedness Department at 1-800-798-1822.

Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care is supported by the CDC’s The Terrorism Injuries Information, Dissemination and Exchange (TIIDE) Project. TIIDE was established through a cooperative agreement to link acute care and emergency medical services to state and local injury prevention programs for terrorism preparedness and response. Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care was developed by a team of experts from the following TIIDE grantee organizations:

   •   American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
   •   American Medical Association (AMA)
   •   American Trauma Society (ATS)
   •   National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)
   •   National Association of EMT’s (NAEMT)
   •   National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
   •   National Native American EMS Association (NNAEMSA)

Download the PDF of “Blast Injuries: Fact Sheets for Professionals” here.

Surviving Field Stress for First Responders

“Surviving Field Stress for First Responders is a continuing-education, video web stream course designed to help first responders and those they assist to be prepared for the stressors of twenty-first century disasters” This is an older course (CEUs expired in 2013) that everyone in the field, “first responders, fire paramedics, police and health-care providers as well as federal, state, and local public health and emergency management officials who may respond to disaster events.”

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
   •   Describe psychological stress
   •   Explain common causes of stress
   •   Describe the mental and physical health effects of excessive stress
   •   Describe the social, physical, and emotional causes of first responders stress
   •   Identify methods to cope with field related stress
   •   Identify strategies for assisting members of the public (adults and children) with disaster-related stress

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) Online Training Course (WB2254)

Target Audience: Emergency managers, emergency responders, medical personnel, health and safety representatives, epidemiologists


   •   ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
   •   ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

For all list of current Courses:

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