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Virtual Learning Lecture Series Opportunities

May — June 2020

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A Deadly Dose: Fentanyl, Opioids, and the First Responder

Provides information on fentanyl, synthetic opioids, and other related substances. The escalating use of fentanyl‐related substances increases the risk to responders during routine law enforcement emergencies or life‐saving activities and should be treated with extreme caution to avoid health-related complications. Additionally, information on substance recognition, PPE, detection, and other best practices will be discussed.

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  • Instructed by Jeremy Urekew on Thursday June 25, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD): We Need It More Than We Know

Discusses how stress kills people every day, including Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS, and hospital personnel. CISD helps reduce many types of stress by participating in either defusing/debriefing sessions or both following a tragic, traumatic, and sometimes gruesome emergency scene, response, or situation.

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  • Instructed by Jeremy Urekew on Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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  • Instructed by Randy Brunson on Thursday June 11, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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  • Instructed by Randy Brunson on Wednesday June 17, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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  • Instructed by Randy Brunson on Monday June 22, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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  • Instructed by Randy Brunson on Tuesday June 30, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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Hazmat and Decontamination during Storm Response – How It Affects Us All

Discusses how flood water caused by hurricanes, heavy rain, or a broken dam can contain hazardous materials and how we protect and decontaminate ourselves in these responses.

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  • Instructed by Jeremy Urekew on Tuesday May 26, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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  • Instructed by Jeremy Urekew on Monday June 1, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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Hospital Planning for Mass Casualty Incident Surges: Natural Disasters

Provides guidance in planning for operational response(s) related to naturally occurring Mass Casualty Incidents (Hurricanes, Tornados, Earthquake, etc.) in terms of number and types of casualties, casualty acuity, types of injuries to anticipate staffing, logistical, and surgical needs.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Charles Lane on Tuesday June 2, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
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  • Instructed by Charles Lane on Wednesday June 10, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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  • Instructed by Charles Lane on Monday June 15, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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  • Instructed by Charles Lane on Tuesday June 30, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
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Long Term Protests – Planning and Response

Focuses on key issues confronting planners, in all disciplines, who deal with issues arising at long-term protest sites. Recent nation-wide protests at ICE facilities, pipelines, government buildings, and other areas, both private and public, can tax organizations with the responsibility of enforcing laws and responding to calls for service at them.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Scott Johnson on Tuesday June 23, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
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Opioids in America – The Epidemic

Provides information on the opioid epidemic currently plaguing the United States. Information on types of opioid medication, key stakeholders in the crisis, epidemiological and impact data, and response criteria efforts will be presented in lecture and open discussion with attendees. This presentation provides attendees with information they can use to help combat the opioid epidemic.

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  • Instructed by Caren Herring on Tuesday June 16, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
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Psychological Preparedness for Responders

Reviews common examples of situations encountered by emergency responders with a tendency to cause stress and/or stress-induced psychological trauma. The audience will gain knowledge of stress disorder causes, signs and symptoms of stress-induced psychological trauma, and multiple coping methods for stress and stress disorders.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Randy Brunson on Wednesday June 3, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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  • Instructed by Randy Brunson on Monday June 8, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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  • Instructed by Randy Brunson on Thursday June 18, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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The Effective Use of Social and Traditional Media during Emergencies

Focuses on the role of media during disaster/emergency situations and how to plan for the interaction. Additionally, there will be discussion encouraging agency communicators to evaluate their current plans for public information and ensure the plans have the appropriate balance of social and traditional media outreach. It will also encourage agencies that do not have a robust social media presence to increase their online presence to meet the needs of the communities they serve during disasters.

Offerings
  • Instructed by Candy Waylock on Thursday May 28, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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  • Instructed by Candy Waylock on Thursday June 4, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST
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  • Instructed by Candy Waylock on Tuesday June 9, 2020 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
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  • Instructed by Candy Waylock on Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am CST
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