CDC Offers New Courses in Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance
September 23, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed two online educational courses relating to Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS). The courses, which are currently in the pilot phase, have Continuing Education available and can be helpful in meeting PHEP Capability 14 (Responder Safety and Health) and in maintaining professional certifications.
The courses are as follows. Click on the course name for more information.
IS-930: Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance System: Leadership Training
This educational offering is to introduce the ERHMS system to leaders in organizations responsible for planning and executing an incident response that optimizes the health and safety of response, remediation, recovery, and volunteer workers. The intended audience is decision makers at the local, regional, state, tribal, and federal levels who are responsible for decisions affecting the occupational safety and health of responders.
WB2254: Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance
This educational offering is to provide a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework, which includes specific recommendations and tools for all phases of a response, including the pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment phases. The intended audience is emergency managers, emergency responders, medical personnel, health and safety representatives, epidemiologists, or anyone who may be involved in implementing an ERHMS system in their organization.