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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.

Most 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

Medical Countermeasures, Point of Dispensing, and Medical Call Center Training

The Washington County Medical Reserve Corps of Oregon (WCMRCOR) is hosting this comprehensive training for their MRC unit members. It is comprehensive learning session geared toward planning for, running, and participating in an MCM event, basics of PODs, and Medical Call Centers. The class is open to all members of the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).

Medical Countermeasures, or MCMs, are life-saving medicines and medical supplies regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that can be used to diagnose, prevent, protect from, or treat conditions associated with chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) threats, emerging infectious disease, or a natural disaster. 
Points of dispensing -  Any of the locations to which the public is directed to obtain necessary drugs, vaccines, or supplies during a catastophe or public health emergency.
Medical Call Center - Centralized location staffed with licensed healthcare volunteers to respond to questions from non-medical staff at MCMs and/or PODs. 

Date Time Location Registration Link
Saturday, 1/12/19
8 AM - 12:30 PM Beaverton

Questions? Contact the Washington County MRC Coordinator Cynthia Valdivia at 503-846-8292


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
Friday, 04/05/19
8 AM - 5 PM Beaverton


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 Washington County Medical Reserve Corps and the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR).

Date Time Location Registration
Saturday, 04/06/19 8 AM - 1 PM Beaverton

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