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Dustin Calhoun, MDAssistant Professor of Emergency Medicine,Medical Director for Emergency Management,HCEM Course Director
Health Care Emergency Management is a four year longitudinal program that begins in the first week of the first year of medical school that engages the student in the management of emergency
medical situations and the role of the student in emergency and disaster systems-based practice.
First Responder (Year 1) course is designed to help students develop the skills so they can stand prepared and confident when a medical emergency arises, either within or outside of a health
care facility. Specifically, students learn to conduct an initial assessment to determine patient stability and perform key critical treatments such as CPR (including earning healthcare provider certification) to get a patient stable until additional
medical assistance arrives or the patient can be transported to an emergency facility.
Disaster Preparedness (Year 2) provides an introduction to disasters, and preparedness for natural disasters, including flood, fire, hurricane/tornado, tsunami, and earthquake, as well as
man-made disasters, such as explosions. The students learn to work on an inter-professional team that includes EMTs, emergency nurses and physicians and learn to perform medical triage on simulated wound injures. Students also become credentialed
in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) before they proceed into their third year rotations.
Terrorism Preparedness (Year 3) focuses on acts of terrorism, with an emphasis on bioterrorism and chemical warfare. Through a simulated bioterrorism event, students learn to work as a member
of an inter-professional team in the event of such a disaster.
Emergency Medicine Preparedness (Year 4) provides a capstone experience that provides opportunities for self-directed learning. Students also complete re-certification for BCLS and preparatory
work for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification in preparation for their residency.
Veronica Calhoun, PA
Office: UC Health Business Center, Suite A100
First Responder is the first of four healthcare emergency management courses and will complement the other three years of the healthcare emergency management curriculum. The course requires mandatory attendance for both lectures and small group skill sessions which will occur over your first two weeks of medical school. Additionally, there are reading assignments and the American Heart Association (AHA) online basic life support course that will need to be completed.
The course is designed to teach the novice medical school student how to detect the difference between the stable and unstable patient and provide basic emergency medical treatment. You will learn how to take vital signs, perform CPR, maintain an airway, control bleeding and assess patients. This first course is designed as a basic course only and provides the student with the foundation upon which all other medical school courses build.
Overall course objectives:
Dustin Calhoun, MD
Office: Medical Sciences Building Room G453C
2 hours of individual study prior to a 4 hour lecture/small group session.
Dustin Calhoun, MD
Kay Vonderschmidt, D.Sc, MPA, CEM, NHDP-BC, NRP
Dustin Calhoun, MD
This course is the last of your four healthcare emergency management courses and will complement the other three years of the healthcare emergency management curriculum. This course will be delivered online through the UC Blackboard platform and consist of three videos and three discussion boards. The video content includes the subject areas of medical response to the Boston Marathon bombing, the psychological aspects of disasters and how disasters impact children.
Medical Sciences Building Room G453 - G456
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670520
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0520
Mail Location: 0520