The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) will be offering this course. This course is to help rural first responders respond more efficiently and effectively to situations involving biological agents. This course will accomplish this by teaching participants to apply the information from various emergency response guides, focusing especially on the strategic use of computer software decision tools during field response to bioterrorism incidents. The intent of this course is to coordinate patient care by enhancing their communication with emergency department (Ed) hospital personnel, thus improving the entire response experience and reducing the chance of further community contamination. This course will focus on the use of computer software to provide quick and accurate means of accessing a bioterrorist situation, diagnosing victims, and improving communications between rural and first responders and emergency department personnel. It will also include a brief review of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) structure, basic response protocol used during a bioterrorist incident, as well as background on biological agents, signs, symptoms and treatments.
Cost: There is no fee for this course. Food, lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.
Completion: Participants who actively participate attend all course contact hours will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the course.
Who Should Attend?
Prerequisites: Participants must be a U.S. Citizen to attend this course.
To ensure the most appropriate target audience for this course, SOEM will review all registrations prior to acceptance to the course. We reserve the right to close the registration period earlier than the closing date stated on the Course Announcement due to a number of registrations received.
The Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) will be used for course registration. Please click here for information on how to validate/obtain an account within the New York State Learning Management System.
Registration Deadline: July 11, 2013
Meghan McPherson, MPP, CEM
Coordinator, Center for Health Innovation
Program Coordinator, Emergency Management Graduate Programs
p – 516.237.8639
NYS Office of Emergency Management