Disaster Related Exposure Assessment and Monitoring
This course is a four-day (32 hours) training course designed to provide knowledge and experience in assessing, monitoring and tracking health effects to emergency responders and community members before, during, and after an emergency or disaster. This includes exposures to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) and all other hazards. The course provides a training experience on disaster epidemiologic tools that combines Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS)™, Assessment of Chemical Exposure (ACE), and Epi CASE (Case Assessment Symptom and Exposure) tools developed by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) with additional training on disaster response and a capstone exercise.
Public Health (e.g., Emergency Preparedness staff, Epidemiologists, Environmental and Occupational Health Specialists); First Responders agencies’ management and leadership such as Incident Commanders or other decision makers who have a responsibility in deploying resources to an emergency or disaster (e.g.; Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, Fire Services); Critical Infrastructure management (e.g., Public Works); Medical professionals (e.g., ER physicians, clinicians, risk managers); Health and Safety Representatives; Safety Professionals; Safety Officers; Emergency Management; and non-governmental organizations such as Medical Reserve Corps and American Red Cross and private sector (response and recovery organizations).
Prerequisites and Requirements
To be eligible to attend the course, a student must have completed the following:
- IS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System or any of the available ICS-100 series
- IS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents or any of the available ICS-200 series
- IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
- IS-800, National Response Framework, An Introduction
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Units or Academic Equivalency. As an International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Authorized Provider, the Center for Domestic Preparedness awards 3.2 continuing education units for this program under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/IACET Standard.