ADMR: Principles of Disaster Medical Response (Certificate of Completion)

The Advanced Disaster Medical Response (ADMR) Course is an innovative, online course designed for all multi-disciplinary disaster responders, whether domestic or international, and regardless of the cause of the disaster. The interactive format, based on real-life disasters, is flexible to meet individual responders' needs and reflects 2024 standards of disaster management. The course was developed in cooperation with the Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery, International Trauma and Disaster Institute (ITDI). Twenty-eight medical subject experts with extensive experience in disaster response contributed to the content of the course. 

The ADMR course is composed of 20 modules. All disaster responders should be familiar with the 7 core modules which are currently available. The modules focus on the Principles of Disaster Medical Response and include:

Mass Casualty Incident Management
Incident Command System
Disaster Medical Triage
Blast Injuries
Crush Injuries 
Psychological Response to Disasters

Principles of Disaster Medical Response (CME Version):

Principles of Disaster Medical Response (CE-Nursing Version):

Principles of Disaster Medical Response (Certificate of Completion):

The Principles of Disaster Medical Response course is available from the date of purchase until 06/20/2027.

Three sets of optional modules are currently in development:

Emerging Threats in the Modern World
Threat of Terrorism
Chemical Agents
Biological Agents
Radioactive Agents

Preparing for the Unexpected: Environmental Challenges
Cold Injuries
Heat Illnesses
Altitude Illnesses
Wound Care in Austere Environments

Unique Challenges in Disaster Medical Care for Providers
Pediatric Care
Burn Injuries
Obstetrical Care
Extremity Injuries

Target Audience

All current, future, and interested disaster responders and support groups.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be aware of the key principles of disaster preparedness and response and will be able to:

  1. Recognize the emerging threats in today's world that challenge disaster providers.
  2. Prepare for unexpected environmental challenges that complicate disaster care.
  3. Identify the unique challenges in medical care that all multi-disciplinary providers will encounter in disasters, both as a result of the mass casualty incident as well as neglected diseases/injuries.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation. 

American College of Surgeons Faculty Disclosures

ADMR Planning Committee:

Susan Miller Briggs, MD, MPH, FACS
No disclosures

David V. Shatz, MD, FACS
No disclosures

No disclosures

ADMR Subject Medical Experts:

Christopher T. Born MD, FACS, FAAOS, FIOTA
BioIntraface, Stockholder, Board of Directors, Chief Medical Officer
BI Medical, Stockholder, Chief Medical Officer
IlluminOss, Consultant Fees, Chief Medical Officer
Stryker Orthopaedics, Royalties, Product Designer

Mark W. Bowyer MD, FACS, FRCS (Glasg) FRCS-hon (Thailand), DMCC
No disclosures

Eric H. Bradburn, DO, MS, FACS
No disclosures

Marko Bukur, MD, FACS
Zimmer Biomet, Consulting Fees, Educator/Consultant

Eileen Bulger, MD, FACS
No disclosures

Jeannette Capella, MD, MEd, FACS
No disclosures

No disclosures

Alexander L. Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS, FAEMS
No disclosures

Mary E. Fallat MD, FACS
No disclosures

Adam D. Fox DO, FACS
Teleflex, Consulting Fees, Medical Advisory Board

Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MPH, MA, MS, FACS, FACOG
No disclosures

Sharon Henry MD, FACS
No disclosures

John B. Holcomb MD, FACS
Aspem Medical, Salary, Consultant
CCJ Medical, Equity, Board member
Decisio Health, Equity, Board member
Hemostatics, Equity, Board member
QinFlow, Equity, Board member
WFIRM, Salary, Consultant
Zibrio, Equity, Board member

Donald H. Jenkins MD, FACS
No disclosures

David F. Lawlor MD, FACS, FRCSC
Zim Vie, Honoraria, Lecturer
Highridge Medical, Honoraria, Lecturer

Manuel Lorenzo MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM
No disclosures

Tina L. Palmieri MD, FACS, FABA, MCCM
No disclosures

Gerd Daniel Pust, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM, DABS
No disclosures

A. Tyler Putnam, II, MD, FACS, FCCM
No disclosures

Kyle N. Remick, MD, FACS
No disclosures

No disclosures

Martin A. Schreiber MD, FACS, FCCM
CSL Behring, Institutional Support, Advisory Panel Member
Haemonetics, Institutional Support, Advisory Panel Member

John T. Schulz III, MD, PhD, FACS
No disclosures

Robert L. Sheridan, MD, FACS
No disclosures

Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, FACS, FAAP
No disclosures

ADMR Consultants:

Edward (Ted) M. Kennedy, EdD
No disclosures

Julie Cwik, MSEd, MSLIS
No disclosures

At the completion of this course, learners will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Certificate of Completion Information

All attendees must complete the course evaluation in order to claim a Certificate of Completion. The course evaluation will appear once you take and complete this course. The following requirements will need to be completed:

  • Review all course materials 
  • Course evaluation

Available Credit

  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
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