An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until May 26, 2018
Hospital staff members who comprise a Hospital Emergency Response Team, such as physicians, nurses, administrators, security personnel, environmental staff, and other hospital staff.
The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) course addresses healthcare response at the operations level for the facility and its personnel. This three-day course prepares healthcare responders to utilize the Hospital Incident Command System — integrating into the community emergency response network while operating an Emergency Treatment Area as hospital first responders during a mass casualty incident involving patient contamination. The healthcare responders will determine and use appropriate personal protective equipment and conduct triage followed by decontamination of ambulatory and nonambulatory patients as members of a Hospital Emergency Response Team.
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:
The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 2.4 continuing education units for this program.
Nursing through Alabama Board of Nursing (nurses only): 24
Continuing Medical Education, through University of Alabama at Birmingham (additional allied health professionals may be able to apply for these continuing medical education units): 24
CA Environmental Health Specialist, through National Environmental Health Association (environmental health professionals): 32
Police Officer Standards and Training (POST), if approved by the student’s state: 24