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Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) Course

Student nurses participating in mock disaster drill

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: NUR 1.112 (MPR) | School of Nursing | 1710 Red River, Austin, TX

Registration Fees: $50, non-refundable (covers course registration, downloadable course manual, 7.5 hours continuing education credits, and 3-year certification)

Registration: Click here to register to the BDLS course. Registration open from Aug. 28 - Sept. 25, 2017.

Course Description: The Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®) course is a 7.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. The primary focus of the BDLS course is incorporation of an “all-hazards” approach to mass casualty management and population-based care across a broad range of disasters. Measures to ensure and enhance health workforce readiness are emphasized throughout the course. This includes a consistent and scalable approach to workforce protection and casualty management, as well as, mass casualty triage and fatality management.

Parking: Self parking is available for a fee at Trinity, and Health Center parking garages, all of which are within walking distance from the School of Nursing. There are also parking meters ranging 3-5 blocks from the School of Nursing.

Accommodations: Please visit our Accommodations (PDF).


  • The University of Texas Medical Reserve Corps (UTMRC)
  • The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
  • Austin Public Health, Dr. Philip Huang, Medical Director & Health Authority
  • Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Theta Chapter

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Contact: For more information or if need a special accommodation in order to attend, please email at

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