Center for Disaster Medicine

MSC 11 6025
700 Camino de Salud
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Innovation, Discovery and Training Complex

Phone: (505) 272-6240
Fax: (505) 272-6259

Core Disaster Life Support®

The CDLS course is a 3.5 hour competency based, awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies in New Mexico. The course incorporates the “all-hazards” approach to personal, institutional, and community disaster management through the use of two unique mnemonics, the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event recognition, response, and recovery). The overarching aim of the CDLS Course is to provide participants from diverse professions, disciplines, and backgrounds with a common lexicon, vocabulary, and knowledge in disaster-related medicine and public health.