Coordinated by Uniform Services University, the eight hour course consists of eleven, 30-minute to one-hour online training lessons covering a variety of disaster health topics such as personal or family preparedness, communication, ethical and legal issues encountered in disasters, and much more. Free and designed for flexibility, courses can be taken one at a time or all at once. The foundation of this curriculum is the Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.
The core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The program’s objective is connect people to quality disaster health information and foster a culture of community resiliency.
The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (NRC) now offers flexible, EMSC-focused training online that is convenient and available 24 hours a day to meet the participant’s lifestyle.
In general, the courses are all self-paced and should take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete, depending on the course selected. Participants may enter and exit a course at any time, then re-enter to complete the course at their convenience. The participant can not leave the course while taking the post-test.
Before entering a course, the participant will be prompt to complete an online registration form. The registration process is simple, asks only a couple of questions and will take less than a minute to complete.