Training

What training will I receive?

All MRC volunteers must complete a general orientation to the program and certain other required training. Additional training and exercises will also be offered. Be sure to monitor the website calendar! (See list below.)

Disaster-related trainings and exercises are offered throughout the year in a variety of media: online, satellite, classroom, hands-on and Just-In-Time.

Is Continuing Education Credit offered for medical professionals?

Continuing Education Credit is offered for some programs, some disciplines and varies from sponsor to sponsor. Topics required for RN license renewal are provided at the Health Department and the continuing education credit sponsored by University of South Florida Area Health Education Center. The online MRC Core Competencies class provides 1.5 continuing education credits from NOVA University for many different medical disciplines. Centers for Disease Control and University of Miami disaster response programs usually also offer credit. The online Incident Command classes also offer CEUs / CMEs through Florida Keys AHEC.


Please view the calendar page for upcoming meeting and training dates, times and locations.

REQUIRED TRAINING

 

Thank you Kansas City Medical Reserve Corps and YouTube for the following brief training videos!

  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Universal Precautions

  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – How to use a Wheelchair
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Use of a Sliding Board
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Transferring from Bed to Wheelchair
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Patient Lift
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – How to use a Gait Belt
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Bedpan Usage
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Body Mechanics
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Administering Tube Feeding
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Changing a Colostomy Bag
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Emptying a Colostomy Bag
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Assisting in Feeding
  • Training for Volunteers in Disaster Shelter – Initiating Conversation with a Disaster Victim

 


Additional Links

Medscape – CMEs for nurses and other medical information
NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheet – useful telephone numbers for West Central Florida