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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

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
Monday, 06/04/18
8 AM - 5 PM Portland


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
Tuesday, 06/19/18 9:30 AM - 4 PM The Dalles Completed

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.



Date Time Location Registration Link
06/16/18 1 - 5 PM Cannon Beach Completed


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, 06/16/18 8 AM - 1 PM Coos Bay


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
April 14-15, 2018 8 AM - 5 PM Corvallis Completed

May 4-5, 2018

8 AM - 5 PM Gold Beach Completed
May 19-20, 2018 8 AM - 5 PM Salem Completed

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