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Operations and Planning for WMD Incidents

Texas Engineering Extension Service A member of The Texas A&M University System is coming to REMSA Education to teach a free course, Operations and Planning for WMD Incidents. This is a three day class designed to better prepare our emergency responders for a WMD type incident.  There is a prerequisite course online that must be completed prior to the start of the class on June 23rd. This prerequisite is free and only takes an hour or to complete.

Course dates — June 23-25,  0800 – 1700

Location — REMSA Education at 240 S. Rock Blvd Suite #23

PER211 — EMS Operations & Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction

Hours — 24.00 Hours

Description

This course will equip pre-hospital and hospital medical personnel with the skills needed to ensure proper patient triage, treatment, and transportation in the event of exposure to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) weapons. The course delivery methodology consists of facilitated discussions, small group exercises, hands-on activities, and task oriented practical applications using both adult and pediatric human patient simulators to promote critical thinking skills while utilizing the RAPID Care concept. Exercises conducted in a CBRNE scenario will reinforce classroom lectures and interaction. First responders will use their training to demonstrate proper techniques for assessment, triage, mass decontamination, treatment and stabilization. In addition, course participants will receive training on the proper techniques for protecting themselves and limiting cross-contamination.

ODP Training Level
Performance

Course Length
Three days (24 hours)

Topics

  • Patient triage, transportation, and treatment in the event of exposure to CBRNE weapons
  • Detection and monitoring
  • Cross-contamination prevention
  • Protecting the responder
  • Adult and Pediatric care

Prerequisites

Participants must work in one of the disciplines/services listed below and have completed a terrorism awareness course as well as the EMS Basic Concepts for WMD Incidents Course found on the internet at www.teexwmdcampus.com .

Audience

Emergency responders from the following specialty areas

  • EMS technicians/paramedics
  • Public health (PH)
  • Physicians/physician assistants
  • Hospital/medical treatment facility personnel
  • Private sector (if invited by the host jurisdiction)
  • Law enforcement
  • County, state, and federal personnel who will respond with a local jurisdiction during a WMD/terrorism incident

Email or call with any questions aabbott@remsa-cf.com cell: 223-9341

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