NYUCD hosted a full-day program of Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) Training in March for 100 physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, medical examiners, allied health professionals, health professions students, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and emergency management and disaster relief workers. The course, presented by NYUCD faculty, is overseen by the NYC Department of Emergency Management. NYUCD is a designated training site for BDLS training.
Topics included all-hazards overview, traumatic and explosive events, the role of the public health system, psychosocial aspects of terrorism and disasters, natural and man-made disasters, nuclear and radiological events, biological events, and chemical events. The course was organized by Dr. David L. Glotzer, Clinical Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care and member of the advisory board of the NYC Medical Reserve Corps, and taught by Dr. Glotzer and Dr. Miriam Robbins, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, and Dr. Benjamin Godder, Clinical Associate Professor of Cariology & Comprehensive Care.