Pediatric Disaster Response Training Course

This year the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) is focusing on better preparing the Region for pediatric disasters. Along with a NEW Pediatric Annex to the Mass Casualty Surge plan, the Coalition will be offering Pediatric Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness Course (MGT-439)! Registration Now Open, CLICK HERE!

A 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced their effectiveness in responding to pediatric patients and their unique needs/considerations. This course addresses pediatric emergency planning and medical response considerations through a combination of lectures, and small group exercises. Topics will include:

  • Introduction to Pediatric Response
  • Pediatric Emergency Management Considerations
  • Considerations for Managing Pediatric Surge
  • Children with Access and Functional Needs
  • Pediatric Considerations in Mass Sheltering
  • Pediatric Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources
  • Pediatric Reunification Considerations
  • Pediatric Decontamination Considerations


Who benefits from this course? 

  • Community Emergency Managers
  • Hospital Emergency Mangers
  • EMS Personnel
  • Hospital Administration
  • Emergency Room, ICU, PICU and NICU Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Public Safety / Public Health Personnel
  • School Nurses
  • School Administrators and Emergency Planners
  • Social Workers
  • MRC Personnel
  • Private sector
  • Law Enforcement
  • Disaster response/relief personnel
  • Local, County, State, and Federal personnel who respond to a disaster event


Prerequisites: FEMA / SID Number
students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online at

Recomendations: familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS)

Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)

CE Credits: this course is approved and accredited for continuing education from:
ENA- Emergency Nurses Association
AAFP- American Academy of Family Physicians
EMS- Texas Department of Health
*this continuing education activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accrediation.*

Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness (MGT-439)
Wednesday, July 22nd & Thursday, July 23rd 
Vinton War Memorial | 814 E. Washington Ave, Vinton VA
Click HERE to register


For More Information: 
Monica McCullough
(540) 562-3482