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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

Advanced Disaster Life Support

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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.

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

Tuesday and Wednesday

11/14/17 - 11/15/17
(both days required)

8 AM - 5 PM The Dalles Completed
Wednesday, 11/15/17 12 PM - 5 PM The Dalles Completed

Basic Disaster Life Support

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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.

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
Sunday, 11/12/17 8 AM - 5 PM Albany Completed
Thursday, 11/16/17 8 AM - 5 PM Heppner Completed

First Aid / CPR / AED

This six-hour course provides students with a combined adult CPR, AED, and first aid training program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider. This program conforms to the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and Red Cross Guidelines Update for First Aid.

Pre-requisites: None.

Date Time Location Registration Link
Monday, 12/11/17 9:30 AM - 4 PM The Dalles Register for First Aid/CPR

Field Triage Training and Exercise

This class presents a unique opportunity for civilian volunteers to learn alongside members of the Oregon National Guard's CERFP element. This specialized unit is the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package. The unit is trained in search and extraction techniques, decontamination, and medical triage and stabilization. In this training, volunteer will learn alongside members of CERFP, reviewing triage methods and practicing triage in an exercise environment.

No course credits are offered at this time, but participants may be able to apply this course toward their informal education requirement, if allowed by their licenseing board.

Because the training takes place at a military base, all students must register in advance! See link below to register.

Date Time Location Registration Link
Saturday, 10/14/17 8 AM - 12 PM Portland

Completed! See what volunteers did in the triage exercise in this short video.

Medical Countermeasures Essentials

The Oregon Health Authority works with the CDC Division of Strategic National Stockpile & Cities Readiness Initiative to ensure access to lifesaving medical countermeasures. Experienced presenters will use a collection of presentations, group activities, and supporting materials to promote ideas, discussion and learning about operating closed mass medical countermeasure dispensing sites in a public health emergency.

Date Time Location Registration Link

Friday, 12/1/17

(choose one session to attend)

8 AM - 12 PM or

1 PM - 5 PM

Roseburg Register for Medical Countermeasures Essentials

Saturday, 12/9/17

Work at a Flu Shot Clinic

Shifts TBD Roseburg

Put your new skills to use by working at the Douglas County flu shot clinic in Roseburg!  Medical and nonmedical volunteers needed.

Register to work at the flu clinic

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, 10/21/17 9 AM - 3 PM Cannon Beach Completed
Saturday, 11/4/17 9 AM - 3 PM Portland Completed

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 TBD Coming soon

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.

Please note: At this time, there are not any free SAMHSA Psychological First Aid trainings scheduled through SERV-OR. However, Chemeketa Community College is offering this course for a fee on several dates around Oregon and registration is open to the public. Details are in the flyer! Fall-2017-PFA-Flyer.pdf

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, 11/18/17 8 AM - 1 PM Rogue River Completed

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. It is a 16-hour course presented over two days.

Date Time Location Registration

May 4-5

8 AM - 5 PM Gold Beach Coming soon
May 19-20 8 AM - 5 PM Salem Coming soon

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