Fundamental Disaster Management
Ensure healthcare professionals are prepared to treat victims of natural or man-made mass casualty events with the Fundamental Disaster Management (FDM) course. The course arms critical care professionals with the expertise to manage the critical care response to large-scale disasters. It focuses on critically ill patients who are admitted to your hospital and is a must for clinicians who may come in contact with critically ill and/or injured patients after a mass casualty event.
The FDM course is offered in several flexible learning formats which allow institutions and individuals to select the right learning method. For institutions seeking to train healthcare providers, hosted course options are available which combine didactic lectures and in-person skill stations for a comprehensive learning experience. For individuals searching to expand their critical care knowledge, an online self-directed option is offered or individuals may purchase the textbook or locate a course hosted by another institution near them.
Hosted Course Information
FDM Licensed Course Overview
One-day course with expert developed lectures and skill stations.
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Instructor, Director, and Consultant Criteria
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Fundamentals Administrative Resources
Access the Licensed Activities Portal and Fundamentals administrative materials.
Individual Study Options
Take the FDM at a time that works for your schedule online.
Learn about disaster management through the FDM textbook.
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