NAME Biological Response Preparedness for Emergency Medical Services
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
LEVEL OF TRAINING Knowledgeable
CONTACT HOURS 4
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is offered to better prepare the emergency medical services, public health officials and other first responder agencies, including law enforcement officers, for an incident involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). A special emphasis is placed on biological response preparedness for emergency medical services, including an overview on both trauma and chemical injury triage using the nationally recognized Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START) system. Course participants will be better prepared to use response information sources such as the FEMAs Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid to assess WMD casualties, conduct medical triage, select the proper tactical response objective, and identify proper mass decontamination procedures. Participants will also receive an introduction to the Incident Management System and how to respond to WMD events using a unified command structure.


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