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UTMC to host summer disaster preparedness training series

The University of Toledo Medical Center will host a four-part training series that will focus on disaster preparedness training beginning Wednesday, July 19, at the Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center on Health Science Campus.

The series, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security — Federal Emergency Management Agency funds, will be led by Texas A&M Extension Service disaster preparedness experts and is free for all UTMC employees and UT students, faculty and staff.

“I am passionate about this facility and value the importance of excellent disaster preparedness training,” said Erin Konecki, UTMC nurse and organizer of the series. “I believe that you can only be prepared for what you practice. This is why I, with the strong support of many UT faculty and staff, have arranged for this invaluable, all-hazards approach training to be brought right to our doorstep. When, not if, disaster comes knocking at our door, UT and UTMC will be ready to respond.”

The classes provide continuing medical education for physicians and continuing education for nurses and emergency medical technicians.

The courses are:

• MGT 319 Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing, Planning and Response from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, and Thursday, July 20;

• MGT 341 Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Health-Care Organizations Within the Community Infrastructure from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28;

• PER 341 Medical Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Events from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 17; and

• PER 320 Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.

Participants are encouraged to donate $10 for each course to help with food expenses.  

To register, contact Konecki at erin.berry2@utoledo.edu or 419.266.4059.

For additional information about the courses, visit https://teex.org/Pages/default.aspx.