Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness

Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness


The 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced their effectiveness in responding  to pediatric patients and their unique needs/considerations. This course addresses pediatric emergency planning and medical response considerations through a combination of lectures, small group exercises, and table-top exercises.



  • Introduction to Pediatric Response
  • Emergency Management (EM) Considerations
  • Implications for Planning and Response
  • Functional Access Needs Considerations
  • Mass Sheltering
  • Pediatric Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources
  • Pediatric Reunification Considerations
  • Pediatric Decontamination Considerations


Target Audience:

  • Community and Hospital based Emergency Managers
  • EMS Personnel
  • Hospital Administration and Emergency Room Personal
  • Public Safety/ Public Health Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • MRC Personnel
  • Private Sector
  • Law Enforcement
  • Disaster Response/Relief Personnel
  • County, State, and Federal Personnel who respond to a local jurisdiction disaster event


Wood County/ Marshfield Medical Center, Conference Center



May 13 & 14, 2019



8:00 am - 4:00 pm



Robbie Deede, RN BSN, NCW HERC Coordinator​


Continuing Education Credits Available!


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