Disaster Management

The National Disaster Health Consortium is an interprofessional disaster training program developed and offered by the College of Nursing and Health with support from the National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR). The innovative program provides critical training to a broad range of health care professionals and first responders to facilitate teamwork.

Next on-site class: Friday, February 17, 2017.

Basic Disaster Life Support Course:  The BDLS course is a required pre-requisite class for the on-site skill immersion.  The Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®) course is a 7.5 hour 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. The course builds upon, applies, and reinforces information presented in the Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS®) course. This includes application of core principles and concepts in emergency management and public health as introduced in the CDLS course 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. This includes a consistent and scalable approach to workforce protection and casualty management, as well as, mass casualty triage and fatality management. (

You can take the course anywhere it is offered.  To find courses, you can access the following website:  Please make certain that you print your certificate of completion because you will be required to load it into your NDHC course profile to exhibit that you have met the pre-requisite requirement. 

The BDLS course will be offered at Wright State University prior to the start of the on-site skill component. All course materials and the required book are included in the cost. [The book will be available as an ebook download when you've registered with NDLSF.]

BDLS: Friday, February 17, 2017  --  0800-1630 -- Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third St., Fairborn OH.

Pre-registration required. No walk-ins accepted.

For information on NDHC & BDLS, contact Diana Lewis at 775-3572 (