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Training for Healthcare Workers and SERV-OR Volunteers

Join fellow healthcare professionals and learn new skills to help others in disasters! Most trainings are offered free of charge in multiple locations throughout Oregon.

All courses are organized by the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR). Not a member? Health care workers can learn more and apply.

Have questions or suggestions? Contact SERV.OR@STATE.OR.US or toll-free at 877-343-5767.

Course Descriptions and Schedules

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Advanced Disaster Life Support

The Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) course is an intense two-day course that allows participants to demonstrate competencies in mass casualty management. Includes disaster scene simulation with live simulated victims. See full description.

Image of disaster trainees conducting triage at a fire training center.

Course credits: 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  

Pre-requisites: Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) and an active health care provider license.

Additionally, preference may be given to members of the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).

Lunch and coffee service provided.

Date Time Location Registration Link
6/9/17 - 6/10/17
(both days required)
8 AM - 5 PM Nehalem Bay
6/10/17 12 PM - 5 PM Nehalem Bay Volunteer "victims" needed - email

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Basic Disaster Life Support

The Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) course is a seven 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. See full description.

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Course credits: 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Pre-requisites: None. Open to all professions. However, preference may be given to members of the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).

Lunch and coffee service provided.

Date Time Location Registration Link
Saturday, 5/6/17 8 AM - 5 PM Hillsboro Complete
Wednesday, 5/24/17 8 AM - 5 PM The Dalles Complete
Thursday, 6/29/17 8 AM - 5 PM Heppner Register

Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Workshop

The CDC Division of Strategic National Stockpile & Cities Readiness Initiative will give a collection of presentations, group activities, and supporting materials, this course will promote ideas, discussion and learning about operating closed mass medical countermeasure dispensing sites in a public health emergency.

Date Time Location Registration Link
TBD 8 AM - 5 PM TBD Coming Soon

Mass Casualty Burn Care

Course Objectives:

  • Identify and triage burn victims in a disaster
  • Learn how to Identify supplies needed and care for a severely burned patient for up to 72 hours
  • Learn wound care techniques
  • Identify resources to assist you in the care and treatment of multiple burns during a disaster
  • Identify transfer protocols in a disaster situation

Please bring your own lunch or be prepared to obtain your lunch from a local establishment as food will not be provided during the lunch break.

Date Time Location Registration Link
Saturday, 5/6/2017 9 AM - 3 PM Salem Complete
Thursday, 5/11/2017 9 AM - 3 PM St. Helens Complete
Wednesday, 5/17/2017 9 AM - 3 PM Bend Complete
TBD 9 AM - 3 PM Heppner TBD

Psychological First Aid - Red Cross

This course, taught by experienced Red Cross responders, will equip participants to cope with emergencies and boost their own resilience in the face of stress. Participants will learn how to spot stress, build resilience, and give immediate support to those under stress. After completing the course, participants will also be able to share their knowledge and teach others in the community what they learned. This course is open to the general public (healthcare background is not required).

Date Time Location Registration Link
TBD 1 - 5 PM Salem Rescheduled - check back soon for more information
Thursday, 5/25/2017 1 - 5 PM Oregon City Complete

SAMHSA Psychological First Aid

This course was developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD through support of SAMHSA. Our certified instructors have a life time of experience in PFA. PFA is an evidence-informed modular approach to help individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster and terrorism to foster short and long term adaptive functioning. PFA can also be provided to first responders and other disaster relief workers.

PFA is a "supportive intervention" delivered by both mental health professionals and disaster response workers who have completed an 8 hour PFA certification course.

Those wishing to participate in the "train the trainer" course on April 21 must have completed the standard certification course. If you are interested in becoming a trainer but have not completed this requirement, please plan to attend the March 20 certification course.

Lunch and course materials will be provided.

Date Time Location Registration Link
Monday, 3/20/2017 9 AM - 5 PM Salem Complete
Friday, 5/12/2017 9 AM - 5 PM Salem Complete
Monday, 6/12/2017 9 AM - 5 PM Salem

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course is a four-hour course based on the standardized Tactical Combat Casualty Care course which ICPDM has been teaching to law enforcement agencies throughout Northern Nevada. The small class size of twenty people allows hands-on practice and scenario work. The topics include direct threat care, indirect threat care/tactical field care, and evacuation/tactical evacuation care.

Course credits: 4 CEUs.

Pre-requisites: Open to all healthcare providers. However, preference may be given to members of the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).

Date Time Location Registration
Saturday, 4/1/2017 8 AM - 1 PM Cannon Beach Complete
Monday, 6/12/2017 8 AM - 1 PM Bend Register

Wilderness First Aid

This course is designed for those who operate in remote areas, where access to EMS resources and hospital care are limited. In this two-day class, you will learn to care for patients using only the materials you have on hand. The course expands on general first aid procedures with setting-specific information and hands-on skills practice for the remote setting.

Date Time Location Registration

Saturday and Sunday
4/1/2017 - 4/2/2017

8 AM - 5 PM Springfield Complete

Monday and Tuesday
4/24/2017 - 4/25/2017

8 AM - 5 PM Bend Complete
Saturday and Sunday
6/10/2017 - 6/11/2017
8 AM - 5 PM Cannon Beach Register

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