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
When: Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019, (All day)

Polk County EOC 1907 Carpenter, Des Moines

MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Program   

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. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (or equivalents) is recommended

Target Audience: • Community and Hospital-based Emergency Managers • EMS Personnel • Hospital Administration and Emergency Room Personnel • Public Safety/ Public Health Personnel • School Administrators • MRC Personnel • Private Sector • Law Enforcement • Disaster Response/ Relief Personnel • County, State, and Federal personnel who respond to a local jurisdiction disaster event

Begin Date: 9/10/2019

End Date: 9/11/2019

Time: 8:00 AM--5:00 PM


  • Polk County EOC 1907 Carpenter, Des Moines

Additional Information:

1) Continuing Education Credits: International CEU's (thru IACET) - 1.6 CEUs; AMA Category 1 equivalent (thru AAFP) - 13.25 hours; Nurses (thru ENA) - 15.5 hours; EMS (thru TX-DSHS) - 16.0 hours 2) Travel and meals will be on your own, adequate time for lunch will be provided.