Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS)

The CDLS course is a competency – based awareness-levels course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disaster and public health emergencies. The course incorporates the “hall hazards “approach to personal institutional and community disaster management through the use of two unique mnemonics, the Predisaster Paradigm (which applies to event recognition, response and recovery).The overarching aim of the CDLS Course is to provide participants from diverse profession, disciplines, and backgrounds with a common lexicon, vocabulary, and knowledge in disaster related medicine and public health that can be reinforced and expanded in the BDLS course is aimed at a broad range of audience categories, including medical first responders, health professionals, health service providers, public health workers and health support personals.