top of page

Til Death Do Us Part – A Training in Surge Response

  • 3Days
  • 3Steps
  • 3Participants
Get a certificate by completing the program.


About this course: A surge event, such as a natural disaster or a pandemic, can have a profound effect on emergency medical services (EMS). During these events, the demand for medical care significantly increases, overwhelming the capacity of the existing healthcare system. This surge in patient volume puts immense pressure on EMS personnel, facilities, and resources, forcing them to adapt quickly to provide effective and efficient care. One of the primary challenges during a surge event is the sudden and significant increase in patients requiring immediate medical attention. EMS providers are tasked with responding to a surge of calls, often in a short period, making it vital for them to prioritize and triage patients based on the severity of their conditions. This requires quick decision-making skills and the ability to assess and manage patients efficiently in order to maximize the limited resources available. In addition to the surge in patient volume, EMS also faces challenges in terms of resource allocation. Supplies, such as medications, personal protective equipment (PPE), and medical equipment, may become scarce during a surge event. EMS providers must therefore be resourceful, creative, and adaptable in finding alternative solutions to ensure that patient care is not compromised. This may involve collaborating with other healthcare facilities, re-allocating resources, or implementing rationing strategies to meet the increased demand. This course was designed with a focus on how easily EMS agencies can experience surge and what to expect from such instances. This course includes a virtual reality scenario requiring students to participate in an immersive scenario of the aftermath of an active shooter at a wedding reception resulting in 17 unique treatment challenges

You can also join this program via the mobile app.






Already a participant? Log in

bottom of page