The National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc. (NDLSF) oversees the National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) courses, a series of education programs to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events. The NDLS courses are comprehensive, all-hazards, competency-based, standardized, and multi-disciplinary. These courses assist health professionals respond to mass casualty events regardless the cause.
The NDLS courses were developed by four academic centers Georgia Health Sciences University, University of Georgia, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and Texas A&M School of Public Health. The NDLSF provides administration and oversight of the NDLS courses, offered at more than eighty NDLS training centers nationwide. The NDLSF is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)3 organization located at the Georgia Health Sciences University. 2014