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Types of Training Centers

The NDLS™ courses are conducted through affiliated training centers. There are four types of training centers:

Basic

Basic Training Centers are accredited to conduct the didactic courses Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS®) and Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®). Individual courses may be conducted anywhere within their region, provided a suitable lecture facility is available.

Advanced

Advanced Training Centers are accredited to conduct the didactic courses (CDLS® and BDLS®) as well as the Advanced Disaster Life Support™ (ADLS®) course. While individual CDLS® and BDLS® courses may be conducted anywhere within their region, the ADLS® course may only be conducted at the Advanced Training Center’s accredited fixed facility.

Regional

Regional Training Centers are accredited to conduct all three courses (CDLS®, BDLS®, and ADLS®) within their region, provided a suitable facility is available.

National

National Training Centers serve in the same capacity as Regional Training Centers with the following added responsibilities:

  • Serve as developmental test site for course revisions and developments
  • Provide training and assistance in the establishment of new training centers through contractual arrangements
  • Conduct the CDLS®, BDLS®, and ADLS® courses in the global arena

 

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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