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Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) Online Training Course (WB2254)

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  • Bruce Bernard, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, CDC/NIOSH/DSHEFS/HETAB
  • Renee Funk, DVM, MPH&TM, DACVPM, Epidemiologist, CDC/NIOSH/OD/EPRO
  • Michael Heumann, MPH, MA, Principal Epidemiologist, HeumannHealth Consulting LLC


Origination Date: July 1, 2013

Expiration Date: July 1, 2017




Computer with Internet connectivity



Target Audience

Emergency managers, emergency responders, medical personnel, health and safety representatives, epidemiologists


  • ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
  • ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents



Program Description

This educational offering is to provide a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework, referred to as the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) system, which includes specific recommendations and tools for all phases of a response, including the pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment phases.


At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be able to accomplish the following:

  1. List and describe the steps in the ERHMS process.
  2. Describe pre-deployment activities including rostering, training, and pre-deployment health screening.
  3. Describe how to perform monitoring and ongoing assessment of responders during emergent events.
  4. Describe how to capture data to identify which responders would benefit from medical referral and long-term health surveillance.
  5. Select and implement strategies to prevent or detect disease in the target population.

Contact Information

Renee Funk (404) 498-1376

Accreditation Statements

CME activities with Joint Sponsors: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Response Team. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 2.9 contact hours.

CEU: The CDC has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The CDC is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 ANSI/IACET CEU's for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0.0. CDC provider number GA0082.

AAVSB/RACE: This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 3.5 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education logo. CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.3 Contact Hours in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-13-096-H05-P.

Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Other Accreditation

ABIH logo CM: This event contains 3 hours and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See ABIH web site for CM credit criteria.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

  1. CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
  2. Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC does not accept commercial support.

Method of Participation

You may participate in the educational activity by attending the program information above.

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