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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).


Course Descriptions and Schedules

Mass Casualty Burn Care

Course Objectives:
  • Identify and triage burn victims in a disaster
  • Learn how to Identify supplies needed  and care for a severely burned patient for up to 72 hours
  • Learn wound care techniques
  • Identify resources to assist you in the care and treatment of multiple burns during a disaster
  • Identify transfer protocols in a disaster situation

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.

 

 Dates, locations and registration links

 

Canyonville: Wednesday, 4/29/2015  9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Medford: Thursday, 4/30/2015  9 AM - 3 PM
Details and registration: click here.


Brookings: Friday, 5/1/ 2015 9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Nehalem: Monday, 5/4/2015  9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Linn County: Friday, 6/5/2015   9 AM - 3 PM

Venue to be announced.  Details and registration: click here.


Oregon City: Friday, 6/12/2015   9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Portland: Friday, June 19, 2015  9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


Bend: Friday, 6/26/2015   9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


St. Helens: Wednesday, 7/1/2015   9 AM - 3 PM

Details and registration: click here.


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Basic Disaster Life Support

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

 

Hillsboro: Friday, 5/8/2015   8 AM to 5 PM

Details and registration: click here.

 

Hood River:  Friday, 5/22/2015   8 AM to 5 PM

Details and registration: click here.

 

Canyonville: Saturday, 6/6/2015  8 AM to 5 PM

Details and registration: click here.


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Advanced Disaster Life Support

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


Sherwood: Fri-Sat, July 10-11, 2015

8 AM to 5 PM, both days required.

Details and registration: click here.

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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.

 Dates, locations and registration links


Sherwood: Sat, July 11, 2015

10 AM to 4 PM Volunteer Actors

Details and registration: click here.

 

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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
 
Salem: Saturday, 7/25/2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Details and registration: click here.

 
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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.


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.

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 3:00 PM 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.

     

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

    Details and registration: click here.

     

    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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    Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Workshop

    The CDC Division of Strategic National Stockpile & Cities Readiness Initiative will give a collection of presentations, group activities, and supporting materials, this course will promote ideas, discussion and learning about operating closed mass medical countermeasure dispensing sites in a public health emergency.

      Dates, locations and registration links
    Portland: Friday, 9/11/15   8 AM - 12 PM

    Venue to be announced

    Details and registration: click here.

     
    Canyonville:  Friday, 10/8/15 9  1 PM - 5 PM

    Details and registration: click here.

     

    North Bend:  Friday, 10/16/15   1 PM - 5 PM

    Details and registration: click here.

     

    Salem:  Friday, 10/23/15   1 PM - 5 PM

    Details and registration: click here.


    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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​