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Caring for the Chemically Contaminated Patient

Part 3:  Patient Decontamination for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Agents

 

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Length of Program:            2 hours  

 

Course Description:   This course is a discussion of the issues and techniques related to care for a contaminated patient.  Providing care within the necessary context, decontamination procedures and decontamination for nuclear, chemical and biological agents will be discussed.

 

Content for the program will include the following:

 

I.          Terrorism Background and Definitions

A.     Terrorism

B.     International terrorism

C.    Domestic terrorism

 

II.          Weapons of Mass Destruction

A.     Those posing unique challenges with respect to decontamination

B.     Nuclear, biological and chemical agents

C.    Hoax response

D.    Contamination versus exposure

 

III.                  Nuclear Agents

A.     Potential events resulting in contamination

B.     Historical record

C.    Radioactivity

D.    Personal protection for decon workers

E.     Decon distinctives

F.     The unfolding of a nuclear event

 

IV.               Biological Agents

A.     Potential events resulting in contamination

B.     Historical record of biological agent delivery

C.    Agents known to be or possibly weaponized

D.    Personal protection for decon workers

E.     Decon distinctives for biological agents

F.     How biological events may appear on the local “radar screen”

 

V.                 Chemical agents

A.     Potential events involving chemical events

B.     Historical record of chemical agent dispersal

C.    Chemical agents

D.    Personal protection for decon workers

E.     Chemical agent decon distinctives

F.     Impact of a chemical event on the local emergency response infrastructure

 

VI.               Mass Casualty Decontamination

 

VII.              Resources

 

Target Audience:   Hospital emergency room staff, emergency medical responders, healthcare security professionals, emergency managers and responders

 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

 

1.      Understand the unique threat posed by weapons of mass destruction     

         (WMD) and their potential impact on medical facilities

2.      Explain the hazards associated with nuclear, biological and chemical 

          agents

3.      Tell how WMD events might unfold within the local context

4.      Explain mass casualty decontamination and its principles

5.      Describe decontamination for a victim of a weapon of mass destruction

 

 

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