A primary barrier to building a disaster healthcare capability is the lack of understanding among stakeholders of each other’s needs and capabilities. The purpose of the CDPH course, Healthcare Response for CBRNE Mass Casualties, is to help reduce the gaps and silos that inhibit community healthcare resilience.

Get Information You Need

Find out where to go and how to get the critical information you need to make timely, intelligent decisions throughout a CBRNE disaster event.

Keep Your Hospital Safe

How will you secure your hospital facilities to prevent contamination and safeguard staff, patients, and visitors? This course helps you create protocols to keep your hospital safe.

Increase Surge Capacity

Will you be able to increase staffing and hospital capacity quickly? Gain insight into best practices for surge planning and response.

Provide Critical Information

From laboratory testing and symptom identification to hospital status, discover ways that your hospital can support public emergency managers and first response teams with vital information.

Decontaminate & Triage

Are you prepared to efficiently and safely decontaminate and triage a surge of self-presenting patients? This course provides guidance to help you prepare for and execute decontamination and triage for CBRN events.

Evacuate or Shelter In Place

Making the decision to shelter in place or evacuate your facility requires a complex assessment of multiple factors. Find out what information you need, where you can get it and how to efficiently assess the facts.

Allocate Resources Effectively

Understanding the resources hospitals will need to sustain capacity for the duration of a CBRNE event will enhance pre-event planning and help optimize resource allocation during an emergency event.

Collaborate on Preparedness

Coordinated, community-wide pre-event planning is the key to successful CBRNE response and disaster resilience. This course provides a joint preparedness guidance.

Partner for Resilience

Disaster resilience requires strong emergency response partnerships. This provides a foundation for building healthcare coalitions for collaborative emergency response.

What People Are Saying

This on-line course provides essential preparedness and response guidance to hospitals, as first receivers at the epicenter of the healthcare response for mass casualty CBRNE events. Of particular importance is the emphasis on the necessity for multiple response sectors, including hospitals, to work together within integrated healthcare coalitions to establish threat recognition, situational awareness, and response capabilities.
Michelle D. Heckle | CHEP Pediatric Level One Trauma Center | UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland