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Curriculum

The fellows have a variety of ways to learn disaster medicine and emergency management. The central piece of our educational program is our weekly didactic lecture series. The lecture series encompasses all facets of disaster medicine and emergency management and follows along with our curriculum. Please see below for a link to our curriculum. The fellows also get practical experience while working on several hospital and regional EM committees, participating in and running drills, teaching courses for CEEPET as well as other DM faculty and the EM residency. The fellows also receive education through their Masters degree course work and during disaster responses and field work.

Curriculum topics include:

  1.  Nomenclature & basic disaster principles
  2.  IMS (NRF, NIMS, HICS, ICS)
  3. All-Hazard Medical Management of Incidents and MCIs
  4. Hospital Emergency Management Planning
  5. Hospital Joint Commission Preparedness
  6. Hospital planning: Interface with the Community and Government
  7. Hospital Exercise Design and Participation
  8. Alternate Sties of Care
  9. Recognition, notification, initiation, and data collection
  10. Resource management & altered standards of care
  11. Volunteer & Donation management
  12. Surge capacity & capability
  13. Specific DM Incidents & Scenarios
  14. Decon; PPE; Personal Protective Actions
  15. Mass immunization and Infectious Disease & Control issues
  16. Hospital Evacuations
  17. GO- and NGO-sponsored response teams and USR teams
  18. Recovery from major incidents & Post-traumatic growth
  19. Mental Health & Stress issues
  20. Syndromic surveillance & Public Health issues
  21. Care of Special Needs Populations (IRAA populations)
  22. Use of Ultrasound
  23. Role of EMS in Emergency Management
  24. Role of Guidelines, Laws, Regulation and Public Policy in DM & EM
  25. Communication skills
  26. Case studies, including ethical issues and cases
  27. Education & training
  28. Development of Effective Leadership Skills
  29. Critical thinking / situational awareness
  30. Disaster Research and Epidemiology