Distribution of disaster training program gets approval
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted July 5, 2004
The AMA has approved the next stage of bringing disaster preparedness training to the nation's physicians. Having previously developed the National Disaster Life Support program, an educational program aimed at equipping physicians and other health professionals to respond to the medical consequences of disasters, the AMA gave the thumbs up at its Annual Meeting in June to creating a National Training Network to distribute the NDLS program. Total cost for this project was pegged at $195,000.
A new National Program Office would be created at the AMA to oversee this distribution network, which could include or be associated with state medical societies. Online versions of the courses would be developed. A voluntary electronic registry of individuals who've taken the National Disaster Life Support courses would be created, and an effort would be made to reach individuals from many specialties and disciplines with the NDLS program.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/07/05/prbf0705.htm.