The Spectrum of Disaster Pharmacy: Triage → Critical Care

Presenter, DR. Sandra bardas, bsp, rph, dmat pharmacist



Learning objectives:

After the completion of reading the article, the reader will be able to:

  1. Identify actions necessary for emergency preparedness.
  2. Describe the differences in priorities between practice in a disaster setting and routine practice in a healthcare setting.
  3. Demonstrate organizational skills to set up and maintain a disaster response distribution system.
  4. Outline the necessary steps to transition from a disaster setting which treatment is based upon the principles of triage to a sustained response as infrastructure is restored. 

Type of activity: knowledge-based

Target audience: Pharmacists and pharmacy residents

2 Separate Days:

  • Location 1: Enloe Conference Center 1528 Esplanade, Chico CA 95926 
    • Date: May 18, 2019
  • Location 2: Queen of the Valley Medical Center 1000 Trancas Street, Napa CA 94558 
    • Date: August 8, 2019

ACPE – pharmacist accreditation credit hours: 2.0

The ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0217-9999-19-103-L04-P

For the successful completion, participants must pass a post-test with a score of 70% or higher. To receive continuing pharmacy education credit pharmacists who pass the post-test with a score of 70% or higher must have a valid NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth on file with ACCP and ACCP will submit credit to NABP. ACCP member-ship is not required; a free ACCP account can be created at

Fee: Free

This is a free CE activity with no commercial financial support or support from an individual or an organization other than NCCCP and ACCP.


 The American College of Clinical Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Author Information:

Dr. Sandra Bardas, BSP, RPh, DMAT earned her pharmacist’s degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and did an ASHP residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has 

spent the vast majority of her career at Stanford Healthcare where she has been a Satellite Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, OR Pharmacist, Night Pharmacist, Investigational Drug Pharmacist and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist. She is a pharmacist member of the federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT-CA-6) and works with Stanford for international humanitarian response to disasters.

NCCCP is planning to hold these DMAT CE programs throughout Northern California. If your facility would like to host a DMAT CE program, contact us at: and we’ll do our best to bring this program to your community. 

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