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 can apply for an extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10-week time frame. If students do not complete all assignments with a 70 percent or higher within 10 weeks and do not apply for the extension, they will be removed from the course. Back to duration