Cooper University Health Care


Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) Courses

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For more information about Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) courses, click here.

Cooper University Hospital is the Regional Training Center for National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) courses and now offering Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) and Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) courses.

BDLS and ADLS are part a series of educational programs to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events. The NDLS courses are comprehensive, all-hazards, competency-based, standardized, and multi-disciplinary. These courses help health professionals respond to mass casualty events, regardless of the cause.

The BDLS course is a 7.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. The primary focus of the BDLS course is incorporation of an “all-hazards” approach to mass casualty management and population-based care across a broad range of disasters. Measures to ensure and enhance health workforce readiness are emphasized throughout the course. This includes a consistent and scalable approach to workforce protection and casualty management, as well as mass casualty triage and fatality management. Knowledge gained in the course can then be reinforced and expanded through application in the 15-hour (two day) ADLS course.


  • Tuesday October 17, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 15, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Sessions

Education and Research Building-Camden

401 Haddon Avenue, Camden, NJ 08103
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $0 - $275
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $0 - $275
Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $0 - $275
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $0 - $275
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $0 - $275

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