|NAME||Psychology of Decision Making for First Responders in Disaster Response|
|COURSE STARTS||Open Enrollment|
|COURSE ENDS||7 weeks to complete from date of registration|
|LEVEL OF TRAINING||Knowledgeable|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION|| |
This course addresses topics related to the psychological factors involved with first responder decision making during emergency response situations. The curriculum focuses on emergency management services personnel’s ability to recognize and identify the key indicators of decision making in disaster response. This course is drawn from the concepts that make up Crew Resource Management. The psychology behind the ability to make good decisions on scene will be reviewed and implemented by practice-based scenarios. This course is intended for all types of emergency response personnel, including emergency medical services, firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency management officials, and emergency department nurses. A variety of training methods will be used including PowerPoint presentations, video case histories, and individual exercises.