This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.
None. However, familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (or equivalents) is recommended
Course Completion Requirements
Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online:
Topics•Introduction to Pediatric Response+• Emergency Management (EM) Considerations+• Implications for Planning and Response+• Functional Access Needs Considerations+•Mass Sheltering+• Pediatric Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources +• Pediatric Reunification Considerations+• Pediatric Decontamination Considerations
• Community and Hospital-based Emergency Managers
• EMS Personnel
• Hospital Administration and Emergency Room Personnel
• Public Safety/ Public Health Personnel
• School Administrators
• MRC Personnel
• Private Sector
• Law Enforcement
• Disaster Response/ Relief Personnel
• County, State, and Federal personnel who respond to a local jurisdiction disaster event
Government Programs, Certifications and AccreditationsFor DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (800) 723-3811
Continuing Education & Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+CE+Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)+American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP)+Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
As part of a Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement, this course is provided at no cost to your jurisdiction.
Continuing Education Credits
ENA continuing education credit is approved by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Course Delivery Dates
Course delivery dates are at the discretion of the requesting agents or jurisdiction and must be consecutive.
An interested jurisdiction/agency contacts their respective State Administrative Agency Training Point of Contact (SAA TPOC) to request a National Training and Education Division (NTED) instructor-led course. It is then at the SAA TPOC's discretion to approve or not approve the training request. If the SAA TPOC agrees to the training request, he/she contacts the training partner directly with information about the specific course to schedule, the number of participants interested in attending the course, and a listing of preferred dates.