Objectives Of The Fellowship Program
- Acquire skills in regional emergency response plans and concept of operations nomenclature & basic disaster principles
- Terminology and professional vocabulary associated with disaster medicine.
- Classification of disaster events
- Develop the skills to understand and apply the National Incident Management System IMS (NRF, NIMS, HICS, ICS)
- Purpose, structure, responsibilities, organization, span of control, and unified command (NRF, NIMS, ICS)
- All-Hazard Medical Management of Incidents and Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI)
- Sorting patients according to care demands, considering available resources.
- Gain skills of disaster preparedness exercises; “Hospital Exercise Design”
- A fabricated scenario that tests an agencies or facility ability to respond to specific aspects of the disaster plan
Disaster Medicine Skills
- Education & training
- Development of Effective Leadership Skills
- Critical thinking/ situational awareness
- Perception of environmental elements within a given time and space and projection of the change in the status of these elements in the near future
- Understand the fundamentals of disaster research including the unique characteristics that separate it from traditional research approaches
- Critically analyze existing disaster literature
- Develop proposals for important research questions for the future of Disaster Medical Sciences
Specific courses and seminars available for the fellows are listed in files below.
- Learn how triage systems work
- Understand casualty flow management and tracking.
- Gain familiarity with communications systems and casualty-dispatch management in mass casualty incidents.
- Develop knowledge of unique hazards and scene safety during disasters
- Role of EMS in Emergency Management
- The emergency medicine system is a large component of the public health agencies in every region
- Learn how the Hospital Incident Command System functions
- Describe hospital decontamination protocols for chemical, biological and radiological hazards.
- Understand the principles of maximizing hospital surge capacity
- Develop skills in the allocation of scarce resources during the disaster
- Acquire skills in the evaluation of trauma patients with penetrating and blast injuries
- Learn to diagnose and manage hazardous materials casualties
- Master mass causality and large-scale event management
- Gain skills in mass casualty management, planning, reevaluation of resources, preparing for a second surge and utilizing the data and the experiences gained to improve future responses and research.