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

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 1

  • Module 1: Emergency Response Guide
  • Module 2: Biological Weapons
  • Module 3: Radiological Weapons

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

Intended Audience

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:

  • Describethe proper use and limitations of the Emergency Response Guide (ERG)
  • Identifyhazardous on-site materials and locate information in the ERG using a product name and/or number
  • Discussbiological weapons and their likelihood of threat
  • Identifysigns and symptoms of injuries resulting from biological weapons and implement treatment protocols in accordance with standard medical practice
  • Chooseagent-specific Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use during patient care based on hazards, risks, and available protective equipment
  • Listthe indicators of an epidemiological event
  • Discussradiological agents and their likelihood of threat
  • Identifysigns and symptoms of injuries resulting from radiological agents 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

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

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

August 30, 2014

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