UH Manoa program offers disaster life support training to health professionals

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Ann Sakaguchi, 956-8454
Posted: Oct 30, 2007

UH Mānoa‘s College of Social Sciences' Pacific Emergency Management, Preparedness and Response Information Network and Training Services (Pacific EMPRINTS) has partnered with the National Disaster Training Center to present an upcoming introductory, 8-hour Basic Disaster Life Support course for health professionals in Hawai‘i.

This course is the first of a three-course series and uses the D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R paradigm to cover topics including natural and accidental man-made events, traumatic and explosive events, nuclear and radiological events, biological events and chemical events, as well as addressing the healthcare professional's role in the public health response.

The Incident Management System is also a feature of this training, which targets multiple disciplines, including EMS personnel, hazardous materials personnel, public health personnel and healthcare providers.

This BDLS course will be held on November 14, 2007, from 7:30am-4:30pm at Bellows Air Force Base in Waimanalo. Course cost is $85.00 and registration ends on November 8, 2007. For more information contact Ivy Takahashi at sonomitakahashi@gmail.com
or visit www.emprints.hawaii.edu/BDLS.pdf.

In 2003, four major academic centers, the Medical College of Georgia, the University of Georgia, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA), established the National Disaster Life Support™ (NDLS™) training program to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events.


For more information, visit: http://www.emprints.hawaii.edu/BDLS.pdf