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Training for Healthcare Workers and SERV-OR Volunteers
Image of trainees going onto fire training center grounds to practice disaster triage.


Join fellow healthcare professionals and learn new skills to help others in disasters.​

Trainings are offered free of charge in multiple locations around Oregon.



Courses offered:

All course are organized by the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).  (Not already a member? Health care workers can learn more and apply.)

Check out our training calendar (Link opens Google calendar)


Course Descriptions and Schedules


Basic Disaster Life Support

 

 

Image of trainees in Basic Disaster Life Support class 

The Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) course is a seven hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies.  See full description.

Course credits: 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Pre-requisites: None.  Open to all professions.  However, preference may be given to members of the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).

Lunch and coffee service provided.

   Dates, locations and registration links not yet annou​nced.

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Advanced Disaster Life Support


 

 

Image of disaster trainees conducting triage at a fire training center. 

 

 

The course is an intense two-day course that allows participants to demonstrate competencies in mass casualty management. Includes disaster scene simulation with live simulated victims.

The Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) course is an intense two-day course that allows participants to demonstrate competencies in mass casualty management. Includes disaster scene simulation with live simulated victims. See full description.

Course credits: 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Pre-requisites: Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) and an active health care provider license.

Additionally, preference may be given to members of the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).

Lunch and coffee service provided.

  Dates, locations and registration links not yet annou​nced.

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Image of volunter pretending to be a wounded victim at the training. 

Volunteers “Victims” Needed

Additional volunteers are needed to role play as victims on the second day of the Advanced courses. This is a fun opportunity for anyone to help their community and medical providers learn how to respond to disasters.  Food and beverage provided.  More information and registration is provided below under course listings for Advanced Disaster Life Support.

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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care


 
 
The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course is a four-hour course based on the standardized Tactical Combat Casualty Care course which ICPDM has been teaching to law enforcement agencies throughout Northern Nevada. The small class size of twenty people allows hands-on practice and scenario work.  The topics include direct threat care, indirect threat care/tactical field care, and evacuation/tactical evacuation care.
Course credits: 4 CEUs.
Pre-requisites: Open to all healthcare providers.  However, preference may be given to members of the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).
Lunch and coffee service provided.

   Dates, locations and registration links not yet annou​nced.

 



Psychological First Aid

This American Red Cross course is to prepare first responders to provide basic care, comfort and support to people who are experiencing disaster-related stress.  Recognize signs of stress in clients, co-workers and yourself.  Learn and apply psychological first aid principles in providing immediate support; obtain mental health support for yourself, co-workers and clients.  

  Dates, locations and registration links

St. Helens: Friday 1/9/2015  8 AM - 12 PM

Details and registration: click here.


The Dalles: Friday 1/30/2015 10 AM - 2 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Hillsboro: Saturday 2/28/2015 8 AM - 12 PM

Details and registration: click here.


St. Helens: Friday 1/9/2015  8 AM - 12 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Salem: Saturday 9/12/2015 8 AM - 12 PM

Details and registration: click here.


North Bend: Friday  9/25/2015  8 PM - 12 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Bend:  Friday 10/9/2015 1 PM - 5 PM

Details and registration: click here.


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Disaster Mental Health Fun​damentals

Breakout session for behavioral health professionals at the two sites below on the same day as PFA and taught by the American Red Cross. This afternoon session prepares licensed mental health professionals to provide for and respond to the psychological needs of people throughout the disaster cycle of preparedness, response and recovery. 

  Dates, locations and registration links​

Hillsboro: Saturday 2/28/2015 1 PM - 5 PM

Details and registration: click here.


North Bend: Friday 9/25/2015 1 PM - 5 PM

Details and registration: click here.


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Engaging People with Access and Functional Needs During Disasters

Course is taught by the Oregon Office on Disability and Health, Oregon Health and Sciences University.   

Explore the different types of disabilities that exist in your community and develop strategies on how to employ best practices while encountering people with access and functional or other disabilities during disasters.  Learn about special considerations for: evacuation, sheltering in place, communications, and mass care. 

The morning session from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM will be the complete basic program instruction.  

Please bring your own lunch or be prepared to obtain your lunch from a local establishment as food will not be provided during the lunch break.

The afternoon session from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM is a train the trainer format for those wanting to carry this training to groups or organizations.  


  Dates, locations and registration links

Portland : Friday, 2/13/15  9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Oregon City:  Friday, 3/13/15  9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Bend: Friday, 3/27/15  9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.

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Canyonville: Tuesday, 8/11/15 9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.

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Brookings : Friday, 8/14/15 9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


North Bend: Monday, 8/17/2015 9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Hermiston: Friday, 9/25/2015  9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


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Questions or suggestions?  Contact: SERV.OR@STATE.OR.US or toll-free at 877-343-5767​
 

Sponsors

Sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority Health Security, Preparedness and Response Program.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​