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Upcoming Education and Events
Basic & Advanced Disaster Life Support Classes

The Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) is offering several Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) and an Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) course in our region.

BDLS® is an awareness-level course targeted to multiple disciplines including: Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel, hazardous materials personnel, public health personnel, and health care providers. By teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously, a commonality of approach and language will develop, improving the care and coordination of response in WMD disaster and public health emergencies.

ADLS® is an intense 15-hour course that allows participants to demonstrate competencies in mass casualty management. Core education elements include the ADLS manual and five interactive lectures (Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Triage in Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Health System Surge Capacity for Disasters and Public Health Emergencies; Community Health Emergency Operations and Response; and Legal and Ethical Issues in Disasters). Essential training components include population scenarios discussion; mass casualty triage tabletop and situational training exercises; surge tabletop scenario for a health care facility; personal protective equipment skills performance and decontamination video review; casualty management in small groups with simulated scenarios; and emergency operations center situational training exercise. Successful completion of BDLS is a prerequisite.

For additional and registration information please see the following course flyers
BDLS - Franklin County December 11, 2014 icon BDLS Franklin County Dec 2014
BDLS - Henry County December 13, 2014  icon BDLS Henry County Dec 2014
BDLS - Patrick County December 20, 2014  icon BDLS Patrick County Dec 2014
BDLS - Danville January 7, 2015  icon BDLS Danville Jan 2015
ADLS - Danville January 8 & 9, 2015 icon ADLS Danville Jan 2015
CPR & First Aid Courses - Franklin County
Franklin County Public Safety is offering AHA CPR and First Aid Courses multiple times each month between now and January 2015.  The classes will be held at The Franklin Center 50 Claiborne Ave Rocky Mount, VA 24151. For course schedule and registration information please see icon Franklin County CPR & First Aid Sept 2014 - Jan 2015