Acute Disaster Response Training
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The Disaster Response Complex (DRC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering, in collaboration with the Department of Community and Public Health in the College of Health, and the ISU Continuing Education and Workforce Training is offering a one-day training workshop to prepare ISU students and interested healthcare professionals to respond in an acute disaster setting. Speakers from Southeastern Idaho Public Health will train the participants to develop resilience to disasters before they strike and identify the communication needs and challenges during a disaster. Other presenters include expert local physicians who will also train participants to perform triage on the scene and provide field care and casualty management, also focusing on the prevention and management of infectious disease outbreaks amidst disasters. Researchers from the Idaho National Laboratory will also be presenting and demonstrating augmented reality/ virtual reality for disaster response as an emerging technology for training emergency responders when travel is restricted such as during a pandemic.
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