The Brazos County Health Department, in partnership with the by gty33410


									The Brazos County Health Department, in partnership with the Texas A&M
Health Science Center, Office of Homeland Security, will offer a Basic
Disaster Life Support Course to be conducted April 18, 2008. The course
will be held at The Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Dr., Bryan, Texas, room
102. The course will be conducted from 8am – 5pm. Pre-registration for
the course is required. The course fee is $45 payable to the Brazos
County Health Department.

The American Medical Association designed the Basic Disaster Life Support course
to teach the core concepts of disaster management. Issues covered in the curriculum
include: natural and manmade disasters, traumatic and explosive events, nuclear and
radiological weapon attacks, biological events, chemical events, medical
decontamination, mitigating stress on health care workers, legal issues of disaster
response, health care facility and disaster planning, and mass fatality incidents. The
course is being conducted nationally in an attempt to standardize the skills and
knowledge necessary to increase readiness for disasters.

This class is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics, first
responders and emergency management personnel who would have a role in a disaster

AMA Certification in BDLS will be provided upon completion of the course. In addition,
the course meets CFR 1910.120 requirements for Hazardous Materials Awareness.
A comprehensive manual containing course materials will be presented to each

7.5 CME hours have been approved for physicians
8 hours approved for nurses and EMS

For further information or to register for the course, contact Mike Paulus or Kate
Jackson at the Brazos County Health Department – (979) 361-4450. Payment may be
made in advance or the morning of the class.

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