Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives


Service Area 1C / Marion County - Salamander Training

Submitted by Coordinator on October 13, 2021 - 7:29am

TARGET AUDIENCE: State, County and local Emergency Management, Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Public Works, Public Health, City/County Administration or any personnel who will be part of an emergency or disaster response. And any individuals who want to learn more about the uses and benefits of this powerful and Credentialing and Accountability System.About this event

Heartland EMS for Children virtual pediatric symposium, "From Accidents to Abuse: Treating Pediatric Burns."

Submitted by Coordinator on October 7, 2021 - 12:16pm
Registration is now open for the Heartland EMS for Children virtual pediatric symposium, "From Accidents to Abuse: Treating Pediatric Burns." It will be held Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m., and provide two hours of free medical CNE/CME as well as two hours of EMS CEUs (trauma). This training will feature a speaker from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Burn/Trauma Unit.

MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness

Submitted by Coordinator on September 16, 2021 - 2:29pm

Course Description

This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations.

PER211 – Medical Management of Chem, Bio, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Events

Submitted by Coordinator on September 16, 2021 - 2:27pm

Course Description

What if a catastrophic event occurs? Will you be ready? Will you need a special level of protection? Is decontamination necessary? Do you have the right medications? 
PER 211, Medical Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives, (CBRNE) Events answers these questions and more as you learn how to distinguish between different agents of concern that could be used in a major incident. 
This course is a combination of facilitated discussions, small-gr

MGT 348: Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents (TEEX)

Submitted by Coordinator on September 16, 2021 - 2:21pm

This course is designed for personnel from any professional background who may become part of a community response to a bombing event. This interactive, instructor-facilitated program employs case studies and research-based information designed to enhance medical preparedness for and response to blast effects. Breakout sessions address considerations and concerns specific both to medical responders and emergency planners. 

Staying in Control in an Era of Drug Shortages (EMS World)

Submitted by Coordinator on September 16, 2021 - 2:06pm

Shortages of key drugs have plagued EMS in recent years, and providers have faced sudden changes in packaging, concentrations, and first-line choices. What risks does this bring to the field, and what are the challenges and best practices of managing changes, just-in-time training, use tracking, and quality control? An EMS physician and a doctor of pharmacy break down the issue and look at potential solutions, including a novel answer by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
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