RDAP Training Portfolio - First Response

The support provided to first response institutions has been a fundamental aspect of the program. The courses presented have been developed and designed in accordance with the needs identified in the training of personnel specializing in providing immediate response during an emergency and/or disaster.

1. BASIC LIFE SUPPORT COURSE (BLSC):

Purpose: To provide participants with the knowledge and techniques necessary to correctly care for a trauma patient at the incident site, stabilize his/her condition and safely transport him/her to where medical care is to be provided. The duration of this course is 3 days of intensive work.Course contents include the following materials:

  1. Introduction
  2. Local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Medical Legal Aspects (MLA) of PHC and Biosafety
  3. Incident Scene Assessment and Incident Command System (ICS)
  4. The Human Body
  5. Patient Assessment and Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment (START) Triage Method
  6. Injuries, Hemorrhage and Shock
  7. Bone Injuries

This course is offered in the following language:

  1. Spanish (Spanish BLSC Reference Materials - 4.30 mb PDF)
     

2. MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDER COURSE (MFRC):
Purpose: To provide participants with the knowledge and techniques necessary to correctly care for an injured or sick person at the incident site, stabilize his/her condition and safely transport him/her to where medical care is to be provided. The duration of this course is 11 days of intensive work. Course contents include the following materials:

  1. Introduction
  2. EMS (Emergency Medical Service) and MFR (Medical First Responder)
  3. The Incident
  4. Infectious Diseases and Biosafety
  5. The Human Body
  6. Patient Mobilization and Transfer
  7. Oxygen Therapy
  8. Patient Assessment
  9. OARSB (Obstruction of the Aerial Route by Strange Body) and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  10. Hemorrhage and Shock
  11. Soft Tissue Injuries
  12. Bone Trauma
  13. Head, Spine and Thorax Injuries
  14. Burns and Environmental Emergencies
  15. Poisoning
  16. Medical Emergencies I
  17. Medical Emergencies II
  18. Medical Emergencies III
  19. Births
  20. Report and Preparedness for the Next Call
  21. START Triage
  22. General Review
  23. Final Practical Evaluation

This course is offered in the following language:

  1. Spanish (Spanish MFRC Pre-Work - 3.5mb PDF) (Spanish MFRC Reference Materials - 2.2mb PDF)

3. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FIRST RESPONSE (HAZMAT):
Purpose: To provide participants with the guidelines, knowledge, and skills necessary to recognize and identify the presence of hazardous materials and to be able to undertake the initial actions to guarantee personal safety, as well as the safety of third parties, goods and the environment. The duration of this course is 3 days of intensive work. Course contents include the following materials:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Hazardous Materials Incident
  3. Recognition and Identification of Hazardous Materials
  4. Use of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
  5. Safety and Health
  6. Initial Incident Control

This course is offered in the following languages:

  1. Spanish (Spanish HAZMAT Reference Materials - 1.6mb PDF) (Spanish HAZMAT Pre-Work - 1.42mb PDF)
  2. Portugese

4. COLLAPSED STRUCTURE RESCUE COURSE - LIGHT LEVEL (CSRC-LL):
Purpose: To train participants in the search, location, and rescue of patients found on the surface of collapsed structures, applying the most adequate organizational structure and safest procedures for first response personnel and patients. The duration of this course is 4 days of intensive work. Course contents include the following materials:

  1. Organizing and Beginning a Response in Collapsed Structures
  2. Safety Considerations
  3. Building Damage Reconnaissance
  4. Search and Location Strategies and the INSARAG Marking System
  5. Tools, Equipment, and Accessories
  6. Initial Patient Management in Collapsed Structures
  7. Surface Rescue Techniques

This course is offered in the following languages:

  1. English (English CSRC-LL Pre-Work - 1.15mb PDF) (English CSRC-LL Reference Materials - 1.43mb PDF)
  2. Spanish (Spanish CSRC-LL Pre-Work - 3.4mb PDF) (Spanish CSRC-LL Reference Materials - 1.2mb PDF)
  3. French

5. COLLAPSED STRUCTURE SEARCH AND RESCUE (CSSR):
Purpose: To provide training in the techniques and skills necessary to search, locate, access, stabilize, and extract victims trapped in collapsed structures, using the most adequate and safest procedures for rescue personnel and for victims. The duration of this course is 8 days of intensive work. Course contents include the following materials:

  1. Introduction
  2. Organization and Start of a CSSR Operation
  3. Constructions, Materials, Structures, and Damage
  4. Structural Triage and the INSARAG Marking System
  5. Safe Conditions
  6. Search and Location Strategies
  7. Tools, Equipment, and Accessories
  8. Approach and Rescue Strategies and Techniques
  9. Shoring
  10. Load Lifting, Moving, and Stabilizing Techniques
  11. Pre-hospital Care

This course is offered in the following languages:

  1. English (English CSSR Pre-Work - 1.5mb PDF)
  2. Spanish (Spanish CSSR Reference Materials - 4.9mb PDF) (Spanish CSSR Pre-Work - 610kb PDF)

6. INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM – BASIC COURSE (ICS-BC):
Purpose: To provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish the Incident Command System as first responders in an incident. The duration of this course is 2.5 days of intensive work. Course contents include the following materials:

  1. Introduction
  2. ICS Characteristics and Principles
  3. ICS Functions, Responsibilities and Structure
  4. Facilities and Resources
  5. How to Establish the ICS and How to Transfer Command
  6. Written and Practical Evaluation

This course is offered in the following language:

  1. Spanish (Spanish ICS-BC Pre-Work - 131kb PDF) (Spanish ICS-BC Reference Materials – 1mb PDF)
  2. English

7. INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS):

Purpose: To provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the Incident Command System. The duration of this course is 5 days of intensive work. Course contents include the following materials:

  1. Introduction
  2. Principles and Structure
  3. Facilities
  4. Resources
  5. Structure Expansion and Contraction
  6. Incident Plan of Action
  7. Mobilization, Demobilization, and Closure

This course is offered in the following language:

  1. Spanish (Spanish ICS Pre-Work - 252kb PDF) (Spanish ICS Reference Materials - 655kb PDF)
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Last updated: January 15, 2014

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