National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) Regional Training Center – Established in 2005, the MediSys NDLS Regional Training Center offers a suite of education programs, which provide didactic and practical skills instruction to prepare health care, public health, and emergency response personnel for intentional and naturally occurring mass casualty events. Three courses are offered: Core, Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support. Participants receive a four-year certification from the NDLS Foundation and may opt to receive continuing education credits. Since its establishment, the center has trained over 600 healthcare providers, equipping them with invaluable knowledge and experience.
Additional training programs:
Additional training programs:
- Emergency Management Awareness - a one-hour course is designed to educate hospital employees on the various emergency response conditions within the hospital’s emergency response plan, as well as prepare employees to better deal with natural, accidental and terrorist-related events when away from the work setting.
- Hazardous Materials Awareness - a two-hour course will train hospital personnel who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release or potentially contaminated victim to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper hospital authorities of such release or victim.
- Hazardous Materials Operations - a 16-hour course will train hospital personnel who respond to releases / potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effect of the release.
- Radiation Awareness - a one-hour class which provides hospital employees with basic knowledge concerning radiation and radioactive releases in the community. It also prepares the hospital employee to prepare for, receive, screen, decontaminate and treat patients who may have been involved in an incident involving a radioactive release.
- Weapons of Mass Destruction - a one-hour course provides hospital employees with a basic understanding of the different types of weapons of mass destruction which may be utilized by terrorists during an attack.
- Emergency Communications – a 30 minute in-service on the proper use of various emergency communication devices that may be utilized during an emergency i.e. hand held radio, radio command board and emergency phones.
- IS 100 HC: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals – an introductory course to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
- IS 200 HC: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations - a course designed to provide training on the Incident Command System (ICS) to healthcare professionals whose primary responsibility is emergency management, to include middle management within a hospital or healthcare system. Such professionals may include physicians, department managers, unit leaders, charge nurses, and hospital administrators that would have a leadership role during an incident.
- IS 700: National Incident Management System: An Introduction - a course that introduces and provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
- IS 800: National Response Framework: An Introduction - a course that introduces and provides an overview of the National Response Framework (NRF). The NRF provides context for how the whole community works together and how response efforts relate to other parts of national preparedness.
- Personal Preparedness - This course introduces the audience to basic preparedness strategies. It provides practical information that employees can incorporate into both their home and workplace life.