Region 6 Healthcare Coalition recently held an Advanced Disaster Life Ssupport course at the beautiful Frauenthal Center in Muskegon, MI. Attending the course were physicians, nurses, EMS, administrators, security, senior resources, RACES, and VHA personnel. (Frauenthal photo by MLive)
Basic Disaster Life Support classes being held at Portage Fire Department in February, 2019. Portage Fire Department personnel have completed the first half of the BDLS training last week and they expect to finish this week becoming the third fire department in the State of Michigan to hold BDLS certification.
In January 2019, Oshtemo Fire Department Became the Second Fire Department in the State of Michigan to Train Personnel in Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS). Pictured below is Dr. William Fales instructing the Oshtemo BDLS course.
Comstock Fire Department became the first in the State of Michigan to train all personnel in Basic Disaster Life Support in October. Congratulations Comstock Fire Department.
Michigan Region 3 Health Care Coalition is holding a Basic Disaster Life Support course on February 20,2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 3: P.M. For more information contact Jennifer Stefaniak at (989) 746-7752.
The NDLSEC assembly was held last night in San Diego, CA. Highlights from the Incumbent President Dr. William Fales, the new Executive Director of NDLSF John A. Williams and E. Brooke Lerner from the NDLSF board of directors include the following:
* Revisions to the NDLS curriculum includes learner-center instruction, increased integration of technology, the "flipped classroom" methodology, integration of distance learning with engaged in-person learning and eliminating the "death by Power Point" traditional lectures.
*CDLS now stands for Community Disaster Life Support with an increased focus on training community response to disasters.
*Advanced Disaster Life Support Triage Cards are scheduled to be released in the next 30-45 days.
*Pilot testing of the new curriculum anticipated within the next 6 months
*The new Executive Director of NDLSF is John A. Williams .
Dr. Jason M. Lui is the new NDLSEC President-Elect.
Region 7 Healthcare Coalition is sponsoring a community Basic Disaster Life Support Course on October 9, 2018 for those interested in learning their role in a disaster. The course is being held at the Gaylord University Center and is from 08:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. There is no cost to the student. If you are interested in attending please contact Mark Becmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region 7 Health Care Coalition Held Basic Disaster and Advanced Disaster Life Support Courses on June 19-20.