The CDP is now one-step closer to developing its new ‘Medical Response to Overwhelming, No-Notice Trauma Events’ course.

The center, along with the Department of Health and Human Services, hosted a working group meeting in Las Vegas earlier this month to begin outlining the course.  The working group included a volunteer team of medical professionals who treated victims of the Boston Bombing in 2013, and the gruesome mass casualty shooting events in Orlando, in 2016, and Las Vegas, in 2017.

The two-day course will initially focus on the management of a surge in an emergency and surgical department, according to Roy Marlow, a Supervisory Instructional Systems Specialist at the CDP.  

Future iterations of the course may include additional sites in a medical facility such as an intensive care unit or alternate treatment area, he added.   

The new course will bring to 18 the CDP’s number of healthcare course offerings. 

If all goes as planned, the first pilot of the course will be complete by the summer of 2020.