Disaster Medicine Item Writing Needs

This resource information is only intended for use by registered ABPS subject matter experts.

Updated March 2022

When writing new items, we ask that you focus on areas of greatest need, as indicated by the table below:

Category Number of Items Needed
01- Incident Command System  
02- Preparation and Mitigation 15
03- Triage 8
04- Public Health and Safety  
05- Psychosocial Considerations  24
06- Support/Assistance 20
07- Communication/Documentation 16
08- Regulatory/Legal/Ethical Principles  9
09- Assessment and Treatment  
10- Pathology  6
11- Decontamination/PPE  3

If you are in need of assistance with your assignment, please contact Certification staff at certification@abpsus.org.

Click here for the ABPS Item Writing Guide.

Click here for step by step instructions on how to submit items.

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