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Basic Disaster Life Support Course

  • CMU Medical Education Building 1632 Stone Street Saginaw, MI, 48602 United States (map)

The Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®) course is a competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies.

  • This includes application of core principles and concepts in emergency management and public health through the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ and DISASTER Paradigm™.

  • The primary focus of the BDLS course is incorporation of an “all-hazards” approach to mass casualty management and population-based care across a broad range of disasters.

  • Measures to ensure and enhance health workforce readiness are emphasized throughout the course.

Knowledge gained in the course can then be reinforced and expanded through application in the Advanced Disaster Life Support™ (ADLS®) course.

The BDLS course is aimed at a broad range of audience categories that share a common likelihood of providing clinical care and assistance to casualties during a disaster or public health emergency, including healthcare, public health and allied health professionals; emergency medical services personnel; and other medical first responders and receivers. 

Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, PA’s, EMT’s, Paramedic’s, Pharmacists, Allied Healthcare Professionals, Medical Students and Disaster Response Professionals.

Precourse Requirements:

  • Download Electronic textbook

  • Completion of all precourse module work.

Registration: Registration for this course will open on November 1, 2019 on the NDLSF website.


Earlier Event: January 14
Region 3 Advisory Meeting