Medical Professionals Track


Attend two great workshops! October 30th, Learn about operating mass medical dispensing sites in a public health emergency. October 31st, the Basic Disaster Life Support workshop covers natural and accidental human caused events, incident management systems and special needs populations.

Tuesday 10/30/12 – 8 AM to 12 PM

Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Workshop for Medical Volunteers

An interactive and engaging training experience!

Through a collection of presentations, group activities, and supporting materials, this course will promote ideas, discussion and learning about operating closed mass medical-countermeasure dispensing sites in a public health emergency. Course Goals: To provide medical volunteers with skills and tools necessary to effectively and efficiently dispense medications during a public health emergency. Course Objectives: At course completion, participants will be able to: • Identify Strategic National Stockpile foundational concepts and alternate methods critical to dispensing • Differentiate between the elements that enhance and those that slow down POD throughput • Classify core dispensing roles and responsibilities • Analyze POD staffing plans and identify resources • Define tasks critical to POD demobilization. Intended Audience: Medical volunteers from SERV-OR MRC and HRC who may be called up to assist with mass medical countermeasure dispensing in the seven county Portland metropolitan region of: Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, Multnomah, Skamania, Washington and Yamhill.   

Presenter: Cristin Corcoran


Wednesday 10/31/12 – 8  AM to 5 PM

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) is a review of the all-hazards topics including natural and accidental human made events, traumatic and explosive events, nuclear and radiological events, biological events, and chemical events. Also included is information on the health care professional’s role in the public health and incident management systems, community mental health, and special needs of under-served and vulnerable populations. The recognition and management of the disaster scene and victims are reinforced. Course credits: 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  (Full course description.)  Pre-requisites: None.  Open to all professions, however, the content is prepared for healthcare professionals.

Presenter: Alan Dobrowolski