Be prepared to respond to many types of disaster scenarios with NAEMT’s new course, All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR).
The All Hazards Disaster Response course is an innovative and highly interactive 8-hour course. The Course Manual covers the features of a comprehensive response plan:
- Communicating effectively during disasters
- Mutual aid and interoperability
- Managing resources such as supplies, medications, and equipment
- Triage and transportation strategies and challenges
- Patient tracking and evacuation
- Adapting treatment for burns, blasts, crush, and other injuries when faced with limited resources
The All Hazards Disaster Response course teaches participants how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives.
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With more than 38,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (aaos.org or orthoinfo.org), is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients, and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health. Orthopedic surgeons and the Academy are the authoritative sources of information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments, and related issues. More than one in four Americans have a bone or joint health problems, making them. The greatest cause of lost workdays in the U.S. When orthopedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopedic surgeons keep this “Nation in Motion.” To learn more about the A Nation in Motion campaign, or to read hundreds of patient stories, or to submit your own story, visit ANationInMotion.org.
Formed in 1975 and more than 32,000 members strong, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is the nation’s only organization solely dedicated to representing the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other professionals working in prehospital emergency medicine. NAEMT members work in all sectors of EMS, including government service agencies, fire departments, hospital-based ambulance services, private companies, industrial and special operations settings, and in the military. NAEMT represents all EMS practitioners in promoting: • Greater understanding and appreciation by government agencies at the local, state, and national levels of the role that EMS plays in our nation’s health care, public safety, and disaster response systems. • Pay and benefits that reflect their professional training, responsibilities, and dedication. • Leadership at the federal level that fosters and supports the delivery of quality EMS nationwide. • Adequate and sustainable funding for EMS in all locations. • Public policy that supports EMS practitioners and the patients they serve.