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The National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc. (NDLSF) oversees the National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) courses, a series of educational programs to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events. The NDLS courses are comprehensive, all-hazards, competency-based, standardized, and multi-disciplinary. These courses assist health professionals respond to mass casualty events regardless the cause.

The NDLS courses were developed by four academic centers: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, University of Georgia, University of Texas Southwestern, and University of Texas - Houston, School of Public Health. The NDLSF provides administration and oversight of the NDLS courses, offered at more than one hundred NDLS training centers globally. The NDLSF is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)3 organization located in Augusta, GA.

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ACEP and National Disaster Life Support Foundation Announce Agreement to Enhance Disaster Training for Medical Personnel

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF) today announced an agreement to greatly enhance the level of disaster training available to emergency medical personnel. “The American College of Emergency Physicians endorses the NDLS courses as the gold standard in all-hazards training for medical response to mass casualty incidents,” said Robert Heard, ACEP’s associate executive director. “They establish critical standards for responding to mass casualty events in order to maximize benefits to the victims, minimize risks to responders and enhance team effectiveness.” The emergence of a national standard fulfills a long-standing need in disaster response. Having all responders to a mass casualty event trained to the same standard greatly enhances the effectiveness of the overall team. NDLSF-ACEP_Press_Release.pdf

NLM Releases New Resources on Recent Public Health Incidents

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated. Links to these lists are included below and also can be found on the NLM Disaster Health home page

Zika Virus Health Information Resources

Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System

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