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Disaster Triage Exercises


Approximately 16 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Disaster Triage Exercises" is designed to provide several case examples of situations in which disaster triage for mass casualty incidents and disaster triage for epidemics might be used. Basic principles of these types of triage are reiterated, and several cases are discussed and explained.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Creation of the course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Explain the concepts of and describe functional response roles for one’s profession, health agencies, and community members.
  2. List and describe the public health interventions that are part of a response to surveillance signals.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Apply disaster triage for mass casualty incidents to a given scenario.
  2. Apply disaster triage for epidemics to a given scenario.

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.