Course Date: July 11, 2023
Course Location: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 224 E. Crosstown Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Cost: This course is grant funded for Michigan residents. Contact Judy Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org with any enrollment questions.
Click to register: https://register3.ndlsf.org/course/view.php?id=3291
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. The course builds upon, applies, and reinforces information presented in the Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS®) course. This includes application of core principles and concepts in emergency management and public health as introduced in the CDLS course through the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ and DISASTER Paradigm™. The primary focus of the BDLS course is incorporation of an “all-hazards” approach to mass casualty management and population-based care across a broad range of disasters. Measures to ensure and enhance health workforce readiness are emphasized throughout the course. This includes a consistent and scalable approach to workforce protection and casualty management, as well as, mass casualty triage and fatality management.