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Disaster Nurse Training

Video Conference (VC) based course

May 7 & 8, 2012

Disaster-stricken individuals, groups and communities need organized and systematic care for recovery, and a public health workforce that is competent to respond to disasters is extremely important. The late response of nurses toward disaster conditions can impact on the chance of victim survival from death and disabilities. 

This 2-day training course organized by Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) aims to provide the essential foundations for disaster nursing to the nurses to fill the need for responding disasters. Lectures from experts in Japan and other countries cover the knowledge on disaster nursing such as triage, mental health nursing under disaster such as Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), emergency preparedness competencies and the emergency response etc. Training purpose of this course is to increase the level of understanding of a basic matter of the disaster medical treatment and nursing and to acquire a necessary knowledge and practical skills for the disaster nursing.


Connecting Countries

- Indonesia (3 sites)
- Sri Lanka (3 sites)
- Vietnam (2 sites)
- Thailand
- Nepal
- Philippines

Target Audience

Nurses with 5 years or more of clinical experience in above connecting countries (this course is not offered in Japan).

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