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PED Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness Course (MGT 439)
October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning, and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in the field of disaster response and preparedness work.
None. However, familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (or equivalents) is recommended
Course Completion Requirements
FEMA/SID Number (I forgot my SID Number)
Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class.
Please read these Instructions prior to registering. Email Megan Middleton if you have any issues.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example, a field exercise that cannot be missed.
- Introduction to Pediatric Response
- Emergency Management (EM) Considerations
- Implications for Planning and Response
- Functional Access Needs Considerations
- Mass Sheltering
- Pediatric Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources
- Pediatric Reunification Considerations
- Pediatric Decontamination Considerations
- Community and Hospital-based Emergency Managers
- EMS Personnel
- Hospital Administration and Emergency Room Personnel
- Public Safety/ Public Health Personnel
- School Administrators
- MRC Personnel
- Private Sector
- Law Enforcement
- Disaster Response/ Relief Personnel
- County, State, and Federal personnel who respond to a local jurisdiction disaster event
Continuing Education And Professional Credits
- Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
- Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
- American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP)
- Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)