NEW! VERSION 3.0 RELEASED NATIONALLY LATE 2012!
Note: The BDLS® course is now part of the International Association of Emergency Managers' (IAEM) list of approved courses for Certification in Emergency Management (CEM) application.
Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS)®
BDLS® is targeted to multiple disciplines including emergency medical service (EMS) personnel, hazardous materials personnel, public health personnel, and health care providers. The goal of teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously is to develop a commonality of approach and language in the health care community, improving the care and coordination of response in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) disasters and public health emergencies.The BDLS® course is a review
of the "all-hazards" topics including natural and accidental
man-made events, traumatic and explosive
events, nuclear and radiological events, biological
events, and chemical events. Also included is
information on the health care professionals’ role in
the public health and incident management systems,
community mental health, and special needs of
underserved and vulnerable populations. The recognition
and management of the disaster scene and
victims are reinforced through a unique approach,
introduced in the Core Disaster Life Support Course®
called the D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R Paradigm™, which helps to organize the students' preparation and response to disaster management. The paradigm emphasizes an "all-hazards" approach to mass casualty incident management and facilitates ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment of an incident.
D - Detect
I - Incident Command
S - Scene Security and Safety
A - Assess Hazards
S - Support
T - Triage and Treatment
E - Evaluation
R - Recovery
The mass casualties triage system used in
BDLS® and the other NDLS™ courses employs
the S.A.L.T. methodology. Id-me! is a simple mnemonic for sorting patients
during triage of mass casualties, and it is used effectively in the S.A.L.T.
Triage model. A detailed discussion and application of these asessment tools is
reinforced throughout the BDLS®
and ADLS® courses.
S - Sort
A - Assess
L - Life-saving Interventions
T - Triage/Treatment
I - Immediate
D - Delayed
M - Minimum
E - Expectant
Physicians, Registered or Licensed Practical Nurses, Paramedics or National Intermediate EMTs, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Professionals, Dentists, Pharmacists, Public Health Professionals, Veterinarians, Health Profession Students, First Responders and Mental Health Professionals.
|Date of Class: ||Wednesday, August 6, 2014|
|Class Fee: ||$250|
Course fee includes: BDLS V3.0 Manual (Cost: $60), course materials, and NDLSF certificate of completion
For more information and to register, click here.
Class to be held at Maui, Hawaii (address to TBA at a later date).
For more information on the course, call 808-956-8454 or email
|Class Size: ||BDLS® can be provided to large audiences (e.g. more than 100 participants) and is limited only by the size of the classroom.|
|Course Length: ||8 hours|
|Recertification: ||Every three years|
Other NDLS courses: