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CDP offers free healthcare leadership training.

The Center for Domestic Preparedness offers a number of emergency response courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala., including the Healthcare Leadership and Decision-Making (HCL) course and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness course, both approved for CEUs and CMEs.

The former U.S. Army Noble Hospital was converted into a training site for health and medical education in disasters and mass casualty events in 1999. The CDP has operated the Noble Training Facility since 2007, and completely funds all training--to include travel, meals and lodging for state, local, and tribal emergency responders, including registered nurses.



"There is a lot of training to be done, not only with the hospitals but with all other services and agencies that may be involved in a mass casualty incident," remarked Tammy Pass, HCL Manager. "Having participated in HCL training, a healthcare responder will leave here with a better idea of how all the pieces should work together to accomplish this goal."

The 32-hour HCL course lasts four days and includes both classroom instruction and realistic scenario-based exercises--complete with the expected chaos, noise, power failures, media briefs, and even victims from a mass casualty event. Nurses and physicians may earn 32 educational units.

The CDP provides nine healthcare courses. For additional information about training opportunities at the CDP, visit or contact Western Region Coordinator, Mr. Chris Caputo, (866) 213-9548,

By Shannon Arledge, Center for Disaster Preparedness Public Affairs

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