Disasters, natural or man-made, foreseen or without warning, with intensive or extensive risks, affect people and result to varying health effects and consequences. Survival rates of victims depend on array of factors especially the surge capacity of hospitals and health care facilities to manage the expanded demand of mass casualties for services and resources, as they manage the emergency incident. Cognizant of the need of hospitals to be prepared to ensure continuous operations during and even after a disaster strikes, and in times their services are needed most, a group of experts in the field of health emergency management globally have been working with the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (HKCEM) to develop and implement Advanced Disaster Response Course (ADRC) in 2016. ADRC is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of administrative and medical personnel to prepare health care facilities to respond effectively, to ensure continuous operations during or even after disasters, and to recover for better from the impacts of disasters.
The course spans for 4 full days (ALL Saturdays)
- 24 September 2016
- 22 October 2016
- 12 November 2016
- 3 December 2016