This course explores proper planning and response of emergency medical services (EMS) to public emergencies and crisis situations, with a focus on pandemic response and communication. EMS leaders must prepare for any situation that threatens public health, including the physical and mental impact on EMS professionals during a disaster. This course highlights some of the history of pandemics as well as the way in which EMS leaders must be prepared to encounter them, while meeting legal, political, or regulatory development of effective systems and operational plans.
- Students may request a course extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10 week time frame. Extension options are available, with associated, non-refundable processing fees. Students who do not complete the course with a 70% or higher within the allotted 10 weeks and do not request a course extension will be removed from the course. Back to duration