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Basic & Advanced Disaster Life Support

REMSA is proud to be affiliated with International Center for Prehospital & Disaster Medicine.

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)

BDLS is targeted to multiple disciplines including: emergency medical service (EMS) personnel, hazardous materials personnel, public health personnel, and health care providers. By teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously, a commonality of approach and language will develop, improving the care and coordination of response in WMD disaster and public health emergencies.
Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)

ADLS is an advanced practicum of the principles introduced in Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS). ADLS includes lectures on the following: MASS Triage in detail; community and hospital disaster planning; media and communications during disasters; mass fatality management. In additonal small group interactive sessions allow students to work through a series of difficult questions of disaster management in a table top format.
Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS)

CDLS is a 4 hour awareness level course that is focused at the medical first responder, but is also useful for non-medical providers.

The program is constructed around the DISASTER Paradigm and is designed to teach core concepts of disaster management. In addition, students are taught concepts that will allow them to be more effective in the recognition and response to medical disasters. MASS Triage is taught to allow these providers to more effectively assist in the mitigation of the disaster and to assist in the process of triage.
Decon Disaster Life Support (NDLS-D)

The ability to decontaminate a large number of victims from a chemical or radiological event will require large numbers of personnel trained and equipped to provide decontamination. Although healthcare providers in PPE will be needed to render immediate care and to triage victims, the majority of the workforce to provide decontamination in a disaster of this nature should be non-medical provider, hospital based personnel. This program is designed to meet this need. After completing CDLS as the awareness level program, students complete an additional 8 hours of instruction over 2 days. Students also serve as victims for other students to practice decontamination so 2 full days is required to complete CDLS and NDLS-D.
BDLS Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the critical need to establish healthcare preparedness for disasters
2. Define “All Hazards” and list the possibilities
3. Define “Disaster” and “Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)”
4. Identify the components of DISASTER Paradigm
5. Identify & apply the BDLS triage model using “MASS” & “ID me”
6. Describe the differences between BDLS and ADLS
7. Recognize the different levels of personal protective equipment and select the appropriate PPE for a given threat
Program Faculty

Bradford Lee, M.D., JD, Colonel, USAF (Ret), Associate Dean, Center for Prehospital & Disaster Medicine
Alan L. Moloff, D.O., Colonel, USA (Ret), Associate Dean, Center for Prehospital & Disaster Medicine
Gary Klein, M.D., MPH, MBA, CHS-V, FAADM, Center for Prehospital & Disaster Medicine
Continuing Education Credit

BDLS is approved for 7 Continuing Education Hours
ADLS is approved for 15 Continuing Education Hours
Category 1 CME Credits – American Medical Association
State of Nevada EMS CEU / CA EMS 94-0404
BRN CE – Provider NV030198-1
Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, EMS Providers, and all other Allied Health Professionals

Basic Disaster Life Support None
Advanced Disaster Life Support Current BDLS provider
Registration & Fees

Call 775-353-0781 to register BDLS (1 Day): $250 ADLS (2 Days): $400 BDLS/ADLS (3Days): $600
Course Location

REMSA Training Center, 240 S Rock Blvd, Reno, NV

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