EMG 3002

Description

Presents diverse types and levels of disasters, addressing EMS responses which may be planned or improvised for each disaster situation. Crucial in this course is student understanding of planned efficiency and effectiveness in true disaster situations. Topics covered include advanced search and rescue procedures, emergency care of disaster victims, management of mass fatalities, and systematic planning for communitywide recovery after disaster.

Objectives

  1. Apply the principles of emergency management to a diversity of disaster types and settings, including natural and manmade disasters.
  2. Explain the importance of planned efficiency and effectiveness in disaster situations.
  3. Discuss quick but effective ways of improvising in disaster situations.
  4. Examine the principles and practices of advanced search and rescue.
  5. Examine the principles and practices of providing emergency medical care for disaster victims.
  6. Assess the management of mass fatalities, and preservation of community health in that scenario.
  7. Propose a methodology for systematic planning of communitywide recovery after disaster.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Introduction to homeland security: Principles of all-hazards risk management (Rev: 4)

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (2012)
Author: Bullock, J., Haddow, G., & Copploa, D.
ISBN: 978-0124158023
Price: $77.95

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu