DISASTER MEDICAL SPECIALIST
RTA’s Disaster Medical Specialist course is a 55-hour class that
provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform medical assessments
and treatments at various disaster events. This class, which meets or
exceeds the Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) requirements set forth
by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), focuses on the care
and treatment of those injured within structural collapse or improvised
explosive device (IED) blast injuries.
Specific topics include:
- Disaster Medicine History
- Medical Specialist Responsibilities
- Confined Space Medicine
- Crush Syndrome & IED Blast Injuries
- WMD Medical Overview
- Victim Medical Problems
- Search Canine Veterinary Care
- Technical Search Overview
- Disaster Triage Considerations
Cutting edge training:
RTA has spent the past year building this course to incorporate the most
realistic and cutting edge training available. RTA’s newest mobile
training environment is the addition of the Confined Space Rescue and
the Disaster Medical Specialist collapse rescue simulator. This 1,534
cubic foot austere environment was created by the technical advisors of
RTA; with the dynamic ability to run 6 full medical skill stations simultaneously.
This simulator also has the capability of safely altering the students
learning environment, by way of climate, visibility, sound and scenario
pathways. It continuously allows the students to absorb the maximum amount
of experience with in the allotted class time.
Prerequisite: Certified EMT-Paramedic, Registered Nurse, or
Practicing Medical Physician.