Safety for Disaster Relief Work

with Deb Boehme, Ph.D., LPCC, DOM, Dipl. AC

2 PDA Points/CEUs
Cost: $40


(NOTE: Register for BOTH safety and ethics for $70, saving $10 off the cost of separate purchase.)

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Please Note: AWB’s online classes are not yet set up on an automated system. If you register for an online class Monday through Thursday, our administrator will email you the materials and links you need within 24 hours. If you register on a Friday afternoon or over the weekend, we will send the materials to you the following week.

Deb Boehme teaching with AWB in Houston


  • This class will allow you to learn important, compelling information related to disaster relief work from the comfort of your own home, while earning PDAs and CEUs affordably.
  • This course is approved by the NCCAOM for PDAs and offers CEUs locally including in Florida and Texas, with approval pending in California.
  • To take this program all you need is a computer and internet access. We will provide links to download any free software you might need to complete and send back the required documents.

This course includes:

  • Access to the video (approximately 2 hours) of a highly interactive, classroom presentation which covers the material
  • Editable pdf files of the workbook, test, and evaluation you need to complete and send back to AWB to finish the course.

Once we receive your completed documents, we will send you both an AWB and an NCCAOM certificate for the course.

Course Description:
This program provides the fundamentals of how Oriental medicine practitioners can maintain safety for themselves, their patients, and their teams during a disaster relief effort. It takes into consideration

  • universal precautions;
  • clean needle technique and specialized sterilization methods;
  • safety clothing, gear, and personal equipment;
  • self-care;
  • emergency evacuation planning;
  • facilities safety;
  • personal health maintenance and disease prevention;
  • professional equipment and supplies needed;
  • herbal and other formulas useful during travel in difficult and foreign areas;
  • post-disaster deployment guidance for safety upon returning home; and
  • all other aspects of safety considerations for disaster relief.

Goals and Objectives:
Understand personal health guidelines for maintaining safety for the practitioner during a disaster relief effort;

  • Be familiar with the range of infectious agents and how infection is transmitted with each;
  • Understand universal precautions as they apply during disaster relief;
  • Be clear on the requirement for maintaining all aspects of patient safety during disaster relief;
  • Understand how to maintain safety for the practitioner, the team, and the patient in disaster relief facilities;
  • Know how to comply with professional standards for documentation and other requirements during a disaster relief effort; and
  • Understand the post-disaster deployment steps necessary for the practitioner to stay safe once returning from the disaster relief effort.