The TEEX “Community Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare” certificate is designed for healthcare, public health, emergency management and public safety professionals who wish to enrich their personal knowledge and skills related to healthcare and public health disaster preparedness while earning continuing education credits within their specialty area. Continuing Education Units and credits for the required courses are offered through the American Academy of Family Physicians for physicians, Emergency Nurses Association for nurses, State of Texas Department of State Health Services for EMS providers, and the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

This certificate program combines a broad understanding of disaster preparedness and response in the healthcare arena with practical application of concepts within the classroom environment. Completion of the certificate demonstrates a commitment to understanding how current threats impact the healthcare community, and current planning, response and preparedness gaps within the healthcare delivery system. The required courses provide information on healthcare preparedness and response in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) incidents, Medical Countermeasures and Point of Dispensing Planning and Response, Bombings and Bomb Threats and Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness.

Once all four courses have been completed, participants must complete the Community Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare application and return it to the TEEX Emergency Medical Services and Public Health program to receive their Certificate.

Required Courses:

Participants must successfully complete all four DHS-certified courses listed below:

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Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
MGT319 Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response Quick View Course Description

MGT348 Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents Quick View Course Description

MGT439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Quick View Course Description

PER211 Medical Management of Chem, Bio, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Events Quick View Course Description

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