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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

Infant Feeding in Emergencies

 
Course descriptions

Basic course: Infant feeding practices before and during an emergency dramatically impact the infant mortality rate, increasing it tenfold or providing protection to a sensitive population. This session will help planners understand the dynamics of feeding infants in emergency responses and build upon the lessons learned in recent responses. Infant Feeding in Emergencies Basic training includes the basics of infant feeding in emergencies, identifying additional infant feeding responders for just-in-time training, shelter considerations, and supply needs.

This training is appropriate emergency planners, shelter staff/volunteers, infant feeding professionals including WIC staff, home visitors and public health workers.

Basic Train-the-Trainer course: Infant feeding practices before and during an emergency dramatically impact the infant mortality rate, increasing it tenfold or providing protection to a sensitive population. This session will help planners, responders, and volunteers understand the dynamics of feeding infants in emergencies and build upon the lessons learned in recent responses. Infant Feeding in Emergencies Basic training includes the basics of infant feeding in emergencies, identifying additional infant feeding responders for just-in-time training, shelter considerations, and supply needs. Participants will also develop skills to provide Basic Infant Feeding in Emergencies training to others.

This training is appropriate emergency planners, shelter staff/volunteers, infant feeding professionals including WIC staff, home visitors and public health workers.

A light meal will be provided as part of the training.

Advanced Course: Learn to support the long term feeding needs of infants during and following a major disasters. This training will focus on supporting safe feeding and nutrition of infants in a disaster environment, including feeding scenarios specific to communities that have experienced an interruption in the local infrastructure. Information covered will include relactation, complementary foods, safer artificial feeding practices, and assisting families experiencing high levels of stress.

This training is appropriate for individuals working in maternal child health, WIC employees, lactation consultants, and home visitors. A basic understanding of lactation is a requisite. Please contact the organizer if you are uncertain if you meet this requisite.

This training provides 6 L-CERPs through IBCLE.

Advanced Train-the-Trainer Course: Learn to support the long term feeding needs of infants during and following a major disasters, as well as how to train other professionals to do the same. This training will focus on supporting safe feeding and nutrition of infants in a disaster environment, including feeding scenarios specific to communities that have experienced an interruption in the local infrastructure. Information covered will include relactation, complementary foods, safer artificial feeding practices, assisting families experiencing high levels of stress, and how to train others in these skills.

This training is appropriate for individuals working in maternal child health, WIC employees, lactation consultants, and home visitors. A basic understanding of lactation is a requisite. Please contact the organizer if you are uncertain if you meet this requisite.

This training provides 7 L-CERPs through IBCLE.

Course Date Time
Location
Registration Link
Basic Infant Feeding in Emergencies
Tuesday, 2/26/19
9:00 AM Hillsboro
Register
Infant Feeding in Emergencies Basic Training Train-the-Trainer
Tuesday, 2/26/19
5:30 PM
St. Helens
Register
Basic Infant Feeding in Emergencies Train-the-Trainer
Thursday, 2/28/19
9:00 AM
Vancouver
Register
Advanced Infant Feeding in Emergencies: Relactation Thursday, 3/7/19 9:00 AM Tigard Register
Advanced Infant Feeding in Emergencies Train-the-Trainer: Relactation
Friday, 3/15/19 9:00 AM Portland Register


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 catastrophe 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
 Completed


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

Wilderness First Aid

 

This hybrid wilderness first aid course has two parts: 

Part One: Online Learning Once you sign up, you can get started right away. All lectures are video based and the course can be taken at your pace. Review as many times as necessary. When you are ready, take the final exam. 

Part Two: Hands-on Training The hands-on part of this course is one day in length and is offered on two separate days. Dates and venue information can be found in this section of the course. Hands on training will be primarily composed of scenarios. 

Pre-requisites: To attend, students must complete the online portion of the course, prior to the in-person training. Those who do not complete the online portion will not be permitted to the in-person lesson. A link to the online portion of this training will be available upon registration.

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).

Have a few more questions? Contact us at basemedicaledu@gmail.com

 
Date Time Location Registration
Saturday, 01/26/19 8 AM - 5 PM McMinnville
Completed

Basic Disaster Life Support

Basic Disaster Life Support logo  

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
TBA

 


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 9 AM - 2 PM Beaverton
TBA

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