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Course Details

Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness
NTED Course Number MGT-439
Length 16.00 hours
Delivery Mobile (Non-Resident)
Level Management and Planning
Continuing Education Credits 1.60
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 hand-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.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the issues likely to arise within the pediatric population during disaster events.
2. Describe relevant Emergency Management (EM) considerations when planning for the care and management of the pediatric population following a disaster event.
3. Describe considerations in a disaster event that are unique to the pediatric population, as well as the impact of those considerations on planning and response efforts.
4. Describe and discuss effective planning and preparation in addressing the requirements of the functional access needs pediatric population in a disaster event.
5. Describe relevant mass sheltering considerations when planning for the care and management of the pediatric population following a disaster event.
6. Apply pediatric-based triage systems, recognize the limitations of each system, and recognize that disaster events may produce situations of scarce resources.
7. Describe aspects of reunification planning that may be applied in a disaster event, with emphasis on successfully reuniting the pediatric population with their families.
8. Describe considerations for the decontamination process that take into account the needs of the pediatric population.
9. Apply the information obtained in this course by assessing information provided in a table-top exercise.
NTED Prerequisites
None, although familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study (IS) courses IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100, IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, and IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction (or their equivalents) is recommended.
Other Prerequisites
Target Audience
Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety Professionals
Mission Areas and Core Capabilities
Prevent   -  Planning
Mitigate  -  Community Resilience
Recover   -  Health and Social Services
Respond   -  Critical Transportation
Respond   -  Environmental Response / Health and Safety
Respond   -  Mass Care Services
Respond   -  Public and Private Services and Resources
Respond   -  Public Health and Medical Services
Respond   -  Situational Assessment
Training Certificate
Training Partner's Certificate of Completion
Contact Information
MGT-439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness
Juan Guerrero

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