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CDLS Preconference course at National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference

Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Awaredees Eligible to use funding for Attending NHCPC


The National Disaster Life Support Foundation will be conducting a preconference Core Disaster Life Support Course at the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference in San Diego.  The CDLS course is a 3.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies.  The course incorporates the “all-hazards” approach to personal, institutional, and community disaster management through the use of two unique mnemonics, the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event mitigation and preparedness) and the DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event recognition, response, and recovery). John Dorling, Deputy Executive Director for the National Disaster Life Support Foundation and Dr. Jim James MD, a NDLSF Board member and Executive Director for the Society of Disaster Medicine and Public Health will serve as course instructors. Course registration is open to conference attendees as well as the general public at the conference special rate of $50.00 which will include the required textbook.  Click on REGISTER to go to the Foundation's LMS to register for this course. For those wishing to attend his year's preparedness conference in San Diego the NDLSF has negotiated a discount of $50.00 off the registration fee by using the discount code NDLSF15. Please be sure to enter this code when reistering to receive your discount.  For more information on the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference click on the conference logo (above). We look forward to seeing you there.

NLM Releases New Resources on Recent Public Health Incidents

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated. Links to these lists are included below and also can be found on the NLM Disaster Health home page

Zika Virus Health Information Resources

Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System


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