The Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness (ICDP) is a local and regional disaster training center, presently located on the northeast corner of third floor at LDS Hospital. Our unique center offers 21 functional patient care rooms and two large class rooms which comfortably accommodate students, enabling them to train together as they would work together in an actual disaster situation.
The ICDP opened in March of 2012. Since that time we have provided training and education to over 1,742 individuals in the greater Utah region. We are an accredited provider of the National Disaster Life Support Foundation's suite of courses, which include Core (CDLS), Basic (BDLS) and Advanced Life Support (ADLS) courses.
ICDP Focus Areas
The ICDP has several focus areas. They include:
- Providing disaster training for "first responders" (police, fire, EMS) and other healthcare providers. Training on disaster-related fundamentals encourages a well rehearsed and coordinated response.
- To establish, improve, conduct research and practice mass casualty care methodology.
- Serve as a center for medical triage. The ICDP can serve as a casualty collection point for evaluation and distribution to other acute care facilities as available or appropriate.
- Provide acute care surge capacity that can be activated in the event that hospital demand resulting from a disaster situation outstrips the regional supply.
We are in the process of planning events for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. If you have an immediate need for an event, contact Barb Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 408-7061. More about our upcoming classes and events:
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