Global Disaster Preparedness for Clinicians
A Continuing Medical Education (CME) Course

"It was so informative and motivating. It showed me just how unprepared we are in the U.S., and it prompted me to assemble and complete my own supplies for my family."

"This course provided insight and processes not found through other venues."

"Fantastic workshop. I'm still thinking and talking about it. The energy of the team was outstanding - very captivating and even entertaining! I feel more confident that I can take better care of myself and others if a disaster happened here. Thanks for working so hard!"

"I had a unique and valuable experience at this course that will significantly influence my future career steps."

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October 12-13, 2012 - Richmond, California >>

October 19-20, 2012 - Portland, Oregon >>

Relief International and Kaiser Permanente are offering a two-day course titled Global Disaster Preparedness for Clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education (CME) course provides critical knowledge and skills for medical practitioners and first responders to improve disaster preparedness and emergency response. Through presentations, simulations, and hands-on demonstrations, this course will prepare you to serve on disaster response teams in the U.S. and overseas.

Intended Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Responders.


This course will help you to …

  • Plan for effective volunteer efforts in disaster response with thorough knowledge of local, national, and international disaster response structures
  • Prepare well-stocked emergency response kits and “go-bags”, and pre-arrange emergency access to necessary equipment and supplies
  • Prepare effectively for work in difficult environments, including preparing for security challenges
  • Communicate and work adeptly in unfamiliar cultural contexts
  • Assess situations accurately in a disaster and efficiently prioritize a response following international health standards and indicators
  • Vaccinate against, diagnose, and effectively treat traumas and illnesses that are common in disaster settings, including malnutrition, diarrhea, ARI, etc.
  • Develop leadership skills required for Medical Coordinators on Disaster Response Teams

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:

Participants may choose between 2 levels to earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits:
  • Introductory – includes only the first day, for 8 CME credit/hours of instruction
  • Advanced – includes the full 2-day schedule, for 16 CME credit/hours of instruction
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