The Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®) course is a five hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. The course builds upon, applies, and reinforces information presented in the Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS®) course. This includes application of core principles and concepts in emergency management and public health as introduced in the CDLS course through the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ and DISASTER Paradigm™. The primary focus of the BDLS course is incorporation of an “all-hazards” approach to mass casualty management and population-based care across a broad range of disasters. Measures to ensure and enhance health workforce readiness are emphasized throughout the course. This includes a consistent and scalable approach to workforce protection and casualty management, as well as, mass casualty triage and fatality management.The Region 2 North Hosted and Funded Course is on March 21, 2019, at the Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038, in the Superior Room (enter from the North side of the building). Registration will start at 8:30 AM and the class starts at 9:00 AM. The class should end around 2:00 PM.
When you register, there is pre-work that will take some time with on-line modules. The information is posted on the R2N calendar.