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Course Description

Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) is one-day course designed to provide medical operation guidance to hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), healthcare facility personnel, assisted living, hospice  and others who may become involved in a mass casualty incident (MCI). The course provides the healthcare emergency receiver with an understanding of the relationship between a Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), a scene Incident Command System (ICS), and other incident management systems used by municipal Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). The course also provides guidance for Hospital Emergency Response Team design, development, and training. 

Course Outline

Target Audience

Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Safety Professionals, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Health, and Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies.

Prerequisites and Requirements – None

Learner Outcomes

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Understand the OSHA training requirements for HERT teams.

  • Analyze the need for, composition of, and use of a Hospital Emergency Response Team during an emergency, MCI, or disaster situation.

  • Understand the hazards associated with  Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) materials.

  • Identify the criteria used for assessing patient medical attention priority using triage systems.

  • Recognize the step-by-step procedures for ambulatory and no ambulatory decontamination performed in response to an MCI.

  • Select and use the appropriate level of PPE as hospital first receivers in response to a disaster involving patient contamination.

  • Understand and apply terms as Source Capture, Source Control, Barrier Face Coverings and Respiratory protection. 

  • Apply the proper techniques for monitoring or surveying patients for chemical, biological, or radiological contamination.

  • Conduct appropriate cut-out and decontamination operations for victims and staff during response to an MCI involving contamination.

Notes

Dr. Dennis A. Terpin, Ph.D., Retired Senior Industrial Hygienist/Emergency Manager, Hospital Safety Officer, Ebola Team Leader,  University of Illinois Chicago. Dennis is a Voting member of the ASTM F23.65 International Respiratory Protection Committee. His certifications include: Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, Certified Safety Manager, Certified FEMA/DHS Master Level Instructor (CDP), CDP - Instructional Excellence 5.0 Perfect Instructor Award (4 times), Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Certified Fire Officer 1,  State of Illinois Haz-Mat and NIMS ICS Instructor all levels, Certified Fire Instructor, 1 and 2, UIC Emergency Medical Technician Instructor, Incident Commander, Hazardous Materials Technician-Specialist Instructor, Rescue Specialist, Instructor FEMA/DHS Emergency Management Institute, Certified NIMS 100 to 400 Levels Instructor, FEMA/DHS NIMS ICS All Hazards Safety Officer/Instructor - E954, FEMA/DHS NIMS ICS All Hazards Incident Commander/Instructor - E950, FEMA/DHS NIMS ICS All Hazards Operations Section Chief/Instructor – E958, FEMA/DHS NIMS ICS All Hazards Liaison Officer /Instructor – 956, FEMA/DHA Certified Community Emergency Response Team, Train-the Trainer and Program Manager.
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In-Person
Days
M
Time
8:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 03, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
general non-credit $199.00
Type
In-Person
Days
W
Time
8:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Mar 22, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.0
Location
Course Fee(s)
general non-credit $199.00
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