The Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS) course is a half day, 3.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies. The course incorporates the “all-hazards” approach to personal, institutional, and community disaster management through the use of two unique mnemonics:

  •       PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ (applies to event mitigation and preparedness).
  •       DISASTER Paradigm™ (applies to event recognition, response, and recovery).

The CDLS course provides students from diverse professions, disciplines, and backgrounds with a common lexicon, vocabulary and knowledge in disaster-related medicine and public health that can be reinforced and expanded upon in the BDLS® and ADLS® courses.

The CDLS course if for medical first responders, health care professionals, health care service providers, public health workers, and health support personnel.

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