DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
July 2013 Newsletter

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Instructor Development Workshop (MGT-323)
This three day course for experienced instructors gives insight into adult education principles, and provides participants with the opportunity to comment on and improve their instruction style through facilitated discussions and teach backs. Led by expert-level instructors through the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), the course focuses on best teaching and training practices, and enhances understanding of instructional competencies set by the International Board for Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI). Register now as seats are limited!
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MCI Triage 


Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Triage: Awareness

Geared towards providers of varying clinical experience, this interactive course provides an overview of mass casualty incident (MCI) management. Based on the use of the START (Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment) algorithm for adults and the JumpSTART algorithm for children, the course teaches individuals how to effectively and efficiently assign a triage category to MCI patients using guidelines based on changes in vital signs. This course offers OEMS and nursing continuing education credits. Log into the Learning Center to take the course today!



"Great format. The real time triage scenarios were great! Well done."

Upcoming_CoursesUpcoming Courses


WMD Modules 1 and 2 


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All Hazards Disaster Response and Protection for Healthcare Personnel - Awareness Modules I & II

Various Dates
Boston MRC Orientation
Various Dates
September 25-27, 2013


"We need to know and learn this! Thank you!"

"Personable, knowledgeable, NOT a waste of my time, and I learned a lot!"


Visit our Learning Center for more information and to register for these online courses:


Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP): Awareness  


Emergency Operations Planning (EOP): Awareness 




The delivery of DelValle Institute programs is supported through grant funding from (1) U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Homeland Security Grant Program, (2) the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program, and (3) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement. Please visit the course(s) of interest for more information on target audiences or click here to learn more about funding.
EPNewsEmergency Preparedness News, Updates, and Affiliated Trainings
San Francisco General Hospital - Asiana Airlines Accident Update
In March 2012, the communications department at San Francisco General Hospital established a website to provide public health information and updates in the event of a disaster. On July 8, 2013, the first post to the page was made to provide a hospital-centered update of the Asiana Airlines accident at San Francisco International Airport two days prior. The informative post contains patient numbers, daily timelines, and a schedule for the next update. Next to the post, the website also contains SFGH tweets related to the incident. Through this transparent website, SFGH is able to directly and continuously provide community members with accurate and useful information pertaining to the incident. To view the website, visit 


Disaster Apps and Mobile Optimized Web Pages

With an increase in smartphones and tablets, apps and mobile optimized web pages are becoming increasingly valuable. The Disaster Information Management Research Center, part of the National Library of Medicine, has compiled an extensive list of disaster related tools designed to provide mobile device users access to web-based content. The 37 different tools are categorized into: Disaster Medicine Tools; Psychological Health Tools; Other Disaster-Related Resources; Information of Hazardous Events, Disasters, and Disease Outbreaks; and Apps for Disasters in Libraries. To view all of the tools, visit

The Institute has great partners in emergency preparedness trainings for public health and healthcare providers in Massachusetts: 


DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services
785 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 343-1370 Fax: (617) 343-1121
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Boston EMS, the provider of emergency medical services for the City of Boston, is committed to compassionately delivering excellent pre-hospital care and to protecting the safety and health of the public. The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is a program of Boston EMS, a Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission.



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