Off-Site Care Facility-An Alternative Care Site: A Primer for Volunteers

Mass Care & Mass Fatality
Online Course
1 hour
University of Minnesota
Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education PERLC

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This training provides an overview of the general operations of an off-site care facility (also referred to as Alternate Care Site). It is an orientation for individuals who may be asked to work in these facilities during an emergency.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe an off-site care facility and its purpose in a public health emergency
  • Describe the preparation of the volunteer, including credentialing and personal preparedness, prior to deployment to an off-site care facility
  • Describe the concept of the incident command structure as it applies to an off-site care facility
  • Describe basic or austere medical care provided in an Off-Site Care Facility and the rationale for this type of medical treatment
  • Describe Standard Precautions and infection control practices
PHEP Capabilities: 
Medical Surge