Disaster Response Training

Disaster Response Training


September 22, 23, 24, 2017

Vaughan, Ontario, Canada



Once you have registered for the course above, please also enroll as Disaster Relief Team Volunteer by completing the following form:

Register Now               Enroll as Disaster Relief Team Volunteer


Humanity First provides humanitarian aid to those affected by natural or man-made disasters. Since its inception, relief operations have been undertaken all round the world and have provided shelter, water, food, clothing and sanitation to affected populations.

We have established a database of medical emergency response personnel which will aim to ensure the deployment of Humanity First Medical Disaster Response Team staff within 72 hours of a major international disaster in which the local, regional and national resources have been overwhelmed and external assistance is required.

Humanity First is implementing specific staff training as well specific management tools to maintain our readiness to respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

The Humanity First Disaster Response Course is aimed at doctors, nurses, paramedics and logistics personnel to equip them with an understanding of disaster response management and medical practice.



This Course provides an overview of disaster response to both medical and logistics personnel. It is expected that HF Medical Response Team (MRT) members will have been certified on courses such as Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). This Course is an adjunct not alternative to those courses.

Humanity First Disaster Response Course will provide required training to handle and provide emergency basic medical and surgical assistance in a disaster scenario with minimum resources and maximum needs.

Important Note:

Humanity First Disaster Response Course is a challenging and demanding three day course that will introduce you to what it takes to respond to an international disaster. The Disaster Response Course combines classroom instruction with practical training and field exercises to provide a unique experience. Students will train, exercise and live under field conditions for the duration of the course. Students should come prepared to learn, train, eat and sleep in an austere environment.. Please come prepared to get dirty and wet.

Students are encouraged to bring the following:

  1. Hat
  2. Rain gear
  3. Warm coat
  4. Change of clothes
  5. Sweater
  6. Extra socks
  7. Hiking boots
  8. Sandals
  9. A bathing suit
  10. Towel
  11. Soap/shampoo
  12. Water bottle
  13. Pillow
  14. Pocket knife
  15. Flashlight
Humanity First will provide you with a tent (that you will share with others); a sleeping bag; a cot; a sleeping pad; pots/pans; plates and cutlery; stoves and lanterns. We provide the food and the snacks, but not the room service.

Come join us.

Once you have registered for the course above, please also enroll as Disaster Relief Team Volunteer by completing the following form:




Course Outline

Disaster

  1. Disaster Classification and HF Management
  2. Disaster response phases
  3. Disease prevention and control
  4. Communicable disease management
  5. Medical Management in Disasters

Public

  1. Safety & Risk
  2. Public Health Medicine
  3. Safe patient packaging
  4. Transport
  5. Convoy procedures
  6. Location
  7. Care of the vulnerable
  8. Trauma Resuscitation

Team

  1. Team policies Water, food, sanitation and waste disposal
  2. Team equipment & supplies
  3. Sanitation and hygiene
  4. Communication and reporting procedure
  5. Case management
  6. Primary survey – ABCDE
  7. Adult BLS
  8. Paediatric BLS
  9. MRT Logistics
  10. Camp set up and structure
  11. Referral pathways
  12. Work rota and schedule

Once you have registered for the course above, please also enroll as Disaster Relief Team Volunteer by completing the following form:

Register Now               Enroll as Disaster Relief Team Volunteer






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