DISASTER MEDICINE CURRICULUM

1. The Science of Disaster

1.1. Evolution of Emergency Management
1.2. Crisis Management
1.3. The Disaster Cycle
1.4. The Planning Stage
1.5. Complex Emergencies
1.6. Disaster Finance
1.7. Disaster Research

2. Disaster Medicine

2.1. Introduction to Disaster Medicine
2.2. Overview of Disaster Response
2.3. Disaster Medicine in the field
2.4. EMS Disaster Operations
2.5. Hospital-based Disaster Operations
2.6. Psychology of Terrorism

3. Mitigation

3.1. Community-based Disaster Resiliency
3.2. Organization-based Disaster Resiliency
3.3. Target Hardening
3.4. Hospital Mitigation
3.5. Operational Continuity

4. Preparedness

4.1. Disaster Planning-Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
4.2. Tabletop Drills
4.3. Building Surge Capacity
4.4. Personal Protective Equipment
4.5. Hospital Preparedness
4.6. Individual Preparedness
4.7. Organization Preparedness
4.8. Local Preparedness
4.9. National Preparedness
4.10. International Preparedness

5. Response

5.1. Command and Control
5.2. Scene Safety
5.3. Search and Rescue
5.4. Communications,
5.5. Operations and Logistics
5.6. Security
5.7. Interagency Response to an Intentional Event
5.8. Principles of Disaster Triage
5.9. Collection/Medical Stabilization Area
5.10. Acute Trauma Care

5. Response (Cont..)

5.11. Mass Casualties
5.12. HAZMAT Event: Quarantine
5.13. HAZMAT Event: Decontamination
5.14. Post-Disaster Infectious Disease Outbreak
5.15. Complex Disaster Response
5.16. Tactical EMS
5.17. Staying Healthy in Austere Environments
5.18. Media Relations
5.19. Thinking Outside of the Box
5.20. Psychology of Terrorism

6. Specific Disaster Scenarios

6.1. Natural Disasters
6.1.1.Hurricane
6.1.2.Tornado
6.1.3.Earthquake
6.1.4.Flood
6.1.5.Tsunami
6.1.6. Fires
6.2. Pandemics
6.3. Complex Humanitarian Crises

6. Specific Disaster Scenarios (Cont..)

6.4. Manmade Disasters
6.4.1.Explosions/Bombings
6.4.2.Stampede
6.4.3.Building Collapse
6.4.4.Wars and Violent Conflict
6.5. Terrorist Events
6.6. Weapons of Mass Destruction
6.6.1.Radiation
6.6.2.Chemical
6.6.3.Biologic

7. Recovery

7.1. Lessons Learned- Pearls for the 21st Century
7.2. Building Disaster Resiliency
7.3. Disaster Modeling and Simulation