Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. This course is designed as a self-paced, on-demand course that can be accessed and studied at your convenience. However, it can also be used as the basis for group study, as well.
Yes. This course has been successfully taught in group learning settings. It can be used to supplement existing emergency training programming and classes or as stand-alone course in which students study on their own and come together for discussion and review.
The course is structured into five minute or less topics and the course content runtime is just under two hours, not including the short quizzes that follow each module. Actual study time varies based on individual learning styles and study preferences.
The course is structure in five minute or less topics is designed to allow you to start and stop your learning sessions at your convenience. Simply log-in to review course materials. When you need to stop, press log-out. Your progress will be saved. so you can pick up where you left off when you return.
Continuing Education Credit to be established for Board of Nursing, Continuing Medical Education (CME), Peace Officer Standards and Training (Post), and Prehospital EMS Care
No, this course does not require any special software when run on a desktop or laptop computers.
This course is designed to work best on a PC or laptop. Although you will be able to access the course from your mobile device or tablet, the visual experience and functionality will not be optimal.
The California Department of Public Health online, on-demand training course, Healthcare Response for Mass Casualty CBRNE Events, is designed to help the entire emergency network, including hospital staff, emergency managers, first responders, public healthcare administrators, and healthcare partners understand the unique challenges of providing healthcare to their community during these catastrophic events. Whether you are new to the subject of hospital and community multi-agency disaster preparedness, or have previous experience and training, this course can provide insight and clarification of the challenges and responsibilities you will face during a mass casualty CBRNE event.
No there are no experience or course prerequisite requirements for this course. It doesn't matter whether you are new to the subject of hospital and community multi-agency disaster preparedness, or have previous experience and training, this course can provide insight and clarification of the challenges and responsibilities you will face during a mass casualty CBRNE event.