Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction - Part II

There are a total of nine modules in the Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction course. The course has been divided into the three parts as outlined below

  • Part I
    • Module 1:Emergency Response Guide
    • Module 2:Biological Weapons
    • Module 3:Radiological Weapons
  • Part II
    • Module 4:Incendiary Weapons
    • Module 5:Chemical Weapons
    • Module 6:Explosive Weapons
  • Part III
    • Module 7:Decontamination
    • Module 8:Interaction with the Hospital
    • Module 9:Detection

This session covers modules 4 through 6

These modules contain practice exercises that will provide you with an opportunity to apply and better understand the material presented.

Intended Audience

This course is intended to train EMS personnel to properly perform patient triage, treatment, and transportation in the event of exposure to biological, nuclear (radiological), incendiary, chemical, and explosive weapons.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discussincendiary weapons and their likelihood of threat
  • Identifysigns and symptoms of injuries resulting from incendiary weapons and develop and implement treatment protocols in accordance with standard medical practice
  • Chooseagent-specific PPE for use during patient care based on hazards, risks, and available protective equipment
  • Discusschemical weapons and their likelihood of threat
  • Identifysigns and symptoms of injuries resulting from chemical weapons and develop and implement treatment protocols in accordance with standard medical practice
  • Chooseagent-specific PPE for use during patient care based on hazards, risks, and available protective equipment
  • Discussexplosive weapons and their likelihood threat
  • Identifysigns and symptoms of injuries resulting from explosive weapons and develop and implement treatment protocols in accordance with standard medical practice
  • Choseagent-specific PPE for use during patient care based on hazards, risks, and available protective equipment
  • Identifysteps to be taken to recognize, preserve, and collect evidence

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • 2A8. Implements policies, programs, and services

CEUs Offered

None

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Length

1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

September 5, 2014