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Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness (MGT-439) (MGT439)

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


•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


Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online:
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Date(s)  Tue. Jun 21, 2022 0800 
Wed. Jun 22, 2022 0800 
Location Pitt Community College - Greenville Center - Pitt County
3107 S. Memorial Drive, Greenville NC 27834 
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Building/Room 120 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Region 
Primary Instructor FED, Direct Delivery 
Course Length 2 Days 
Course Hours 16 
Award Credentials
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 40
# Open Seats 40
# on Wait List 0
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