The Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®) course is a 7.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. The primary focus of the BDLS course is incorporation of an “all-hazards” approach to mass casualty management and population-based care across a broad range of disasters. Measures to ensure and enhance health workforce readiness are emphasized throughout the course. This includes a consistent and scalable approach to workforce protection and casualty management, as well as, mass casualty triage and fatality management.
BDLS course sponsored by: UT Medical Reserve Corps (UTMRC); The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau Theta, Epsilon Theta Chapter; Austin Public Health, Dr. Philip Huang, Medical Director & Health Authority
Saturday, September 30 at 7:30am to 5:00pm
School of Nursing, 1.112
1710 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701