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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.

COVID-19 Bulletin for New and Returning Volunteers

Many volunteers with SERV-OR are readying themselves to answer the call for deployment in response to COVID-19 health and medical needs. Please ensure your contact information is up to date in your SERV-OR profile at https://SERV-OR.org.

Get Prepared: Resources from CDC TRAIN

Take courses in the "Disaster Medicine and Public Health" Core Competency Training Plan

CDC TRAIN is an online training resource with public health preparedness resources for volunteers and response leaders, alike. The following training plan was developed by National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) to prepare healthcare volunteers for deployments. 

Register for an account to complete these trainings. 

Send certificates of completion to SERV.OR@state.or.us.

  1. Register for a TRAIN at https://www.train.org/cdctrain/welcome
      • a. Location > Oregon
      • b. Community of Practice > Preparedness & Emergency Response
      • c. I work for > The State of Oregon
      • d. Select an agency > Oregon Health Authority
      • e. Select an Office or Department > Public Health Division
      • f. Select an Office or Department > Center for Public Health Practice
      • g. Select an Office or Department > Health Security, Preparedness and Response
  2. Confirm these selections
  3. Finish creating account

Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Although they seem out of order, this is the suggested learning path for disaster medicine and public health competency building.

1. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 1 - Personal and Family Preparedness

  • 1.0 Demonstrate personal and family preparedness for disasters and public health emergencies

5. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 5 - Personal Safety

  • 5.0 Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety measures that can be implemented in a disaster or public health emergency

2. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 2 - Expected Roles in Organizational & Community Response Plans During a Disaster or Public Health Emergency

  • 2.0 Demonstrate knowledge of one's expected role(s) in organizational and community response plans activated during a disaster or public health emergency

4. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 4: Communication

  • 4.0 Communicate effectively with others in a disaster or public health emergency

6. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 6: Surge Capacity

  • 6.0 Demonstrate knowledge of surge capacity assets consistent with one's role in organizational, agency, and/or community response plans

7. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 7 - Clinical Management Principles

  • 7.3 Demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices for the clinical management of all ages and populations affected by disasters and public health emergencies, in accordance with professional scope of practice

3. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 3: Situational Awareness

  • 3.3 Demonstrate situational awareness of actual/potential health hazards before, during, and after a disaster or public health emergency

8. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 8 - Public Health Principles

  • 8.3 Demonstrate knowledge of public health principles and practices for the management of all ages and populations affected by disasters and public health emergencies

9. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 9 - Ethical Principles

  • 9.3 Demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles to protect the health and safety of all ages, populations, and communities affected by a disaster or public health emergency

10. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 10 - Legal Principles

  • 10.3 Demonstrate knowledge of legal principles to protect the health and safety of all ages, populations, and communities affected by a disaster or public health emergency

11. Disaster Health Core Curriculum: Competency 11 - Short -and Long-term Considerations for Recovery

  • 11.0 Demonstrate knowledge of short- and long-term considerations for recovery of all ages, populations, and communities affected by a disaster or public health emergency.

Additional Resources from CDC TRAIN

Previously Licensed & Retired Health Professionals during COVID-19

Volunteers who no longer hold a valid license, are deployable if their credentials are fewer than 10 years expired and were in good standing at the time of retirement/expiration. Some licensing boards have additional rules for their previously licensed workforce.

If you were licensed with the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) please visit their page to find paperwork that will allow some previously licensed providers to reinstate their license and volunteer in the COVID-19 response.

If you were licensed with the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) please visit their page to find paperwork that will allow some nurses to reinstate their license and volunteer in the COVID-19 response.

Requirements for previously licensed health professionals

  • Psychological First Aid – the Oregon Health Authority has reserved space for SERV-OR volunteers to register for this training. View available offerings. Space is limited.
  • Triage Training
  • CPR, First Aid & AED training – the Oregon Health Authority is scheduling these trainings sparingly for retired professionals. We will update the page if CPR, First Aid & AED training offerings become available.
  • Background check - OHA will conduct a background check before deploying any previously licensed volunteers

Send certificates of completion to SERV.OR@state.or.us.


Courses offered

  • Basic Disaster Life Support
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
  • Advanced Disaster life Support
  • Burn Casualty Care
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Bleeding Control Basics (Stop the Bleed)
  • Incident Command System (ICS) training by FEMA

Training calendar 

Core orientation and training

Additional resources for volunteers and partners

Course Descriptions and Schedules

ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System

This training provides an overview of the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
 
Date Time Location Registration Link
Online
Self-paced
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
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ICS-700: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

This training provides overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO, and private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.

 
 
Date Time Location Registration Link
Online
Self-paced
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Take now!

ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

This training provides education and resources for personnel who require advanced knowledge and application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.

Date Time Location Registration Link
No offerings scheduled
N/A N/A

 

ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents

This course expands on information covered in ICS 100 to ICS 300 which are prerequisites for the ICS 400 course.  

Date Time Location Registration Link
No offerings scheduled
N/A N/A

 


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. This includes application of core principles and concepts in emergency management and public health as introduced in the CDLS course through the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ and DISASTER Paradigm™. 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.

 
Prerequisite: Basic Disaster Life Support
Audience: Medically licensed or certified healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and students in health professional schools

Advanced Disaster Life Support

A more advanced practicum than the Basic Disaster Life Support course, this intensive two-day class allows students to demonstrate competencies in casualty decontamination, essential skills, and mass casualty incident information systems/technology applications. Using simulated all-hazards scenarios and mass casualty incidents, it makes use of four interactive sessions in which participants treat simulated patients in various disaster drills and situations. This training is focused on the Development of "hands-on" skills to allow participants to apply the knowledge learned in BDLS.

 
Prerequisite: Basic Disaster Life Support
Audience: Medically licensed or certified healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and students in health professional schools
 
Date Time Location Registration Link
No offerings scheduled




 

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 Link
No offerings scheduled












 
 

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