Mass Casualty Management System. Course Manual
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[Description of the Course]. The Mass Casualty Management course is a didactic, multi-sectoral training course consisting of five days of lectures, field exercises and role-playing. It is designed to sharpen the response skills of mass casualty responders, helping them to more effectively manage events in human and/or other resources-challenged areas. On day six, it culminates in a series of practical field exercises, held at night, to underscore nocturnal challenges. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible for a certificate in Mass Casualty Management, issued through the Ministry of Health or the National Disaster Office, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization. The course will be of value to all persons likely to be involved in a community’s response to a mass casualty event: police officers; fire officers; medical staff; first responders; ambulance service personnel; Coast Guard and the military; airport/airline employees; disaster managers; paramilitary and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as Red Cross volunteers; and security staff.
Category of PAHO Strategic Plan 2014-2019
Pan American Health Organization. Mass Casualty Management System. Course Manual. Washington, D.C.: PAHO; 2019.
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