Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)
 Course ID: 1008361
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
($15 charge for CEUs to be paid the day of the training)
 Credit Type(s): 8 CEU/CE; 7.5 CHES; 7.5 CME; 8.8 CNE Contact Hours; Certificate of Attendance; 9 Emergency Medical Technician
Course Description:

BDLS is an 8-hour, in depth training course designed to meet the urgent needs of emergency situations. it provides common organizational plans, terminology, methods of scene evaluation and victim classification for disaster recognition and response. The coures introduces the "D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R" paradigm, "mass triage" and management of "all-hazards" events due to chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, explosive and natural disasters. The course also discusses the healthcare provider's role in the public health and incident management systems, as well as community mental health.

The American Medical Association grants BDLS Provider status to persons who successfully complete the course. A medical background is not required to participate in this course, but may be useful.

Subject Area(s):
General Public Health
Preparedness & Response
Emergency Management
Law Enforcement
Physicians and Other Clinicians
Emergency Responders / Receivers
Public Health
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Intermediate
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: UT Southwestern Medical Center NDLS and Denton County Health Department
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: Betsy Haggard
Phone: 940-349-2922
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