The use of chemical warfare agents is not only relegated to WWI: The US Department of Homeland Security – FEMA, Co-TCCC, are both currently working on chemical warfare/agent casualty management guidelines, and the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care published guidelines on 16 August 2021. With the offensive use of chlorine, sulfur mustard, and nerve agents in Syria & Iraq over the last several years, chemical warfare is a current problem. This course covers agents of concern, how they generate casualties, their clinical presentation, and exactly what to do to optimally manage and treat the casualty in front of you.
This 11-hour, online course references over 180 scientific articles, eight US and NATO military manuals, five textbooks, several handbooks, and interviews with US Special Forces medics responsible for managing these casualties in Tier 1 units.
This self-paced online course goes beyond just chemical warfare agents by also covering biologic, radiologic, nuclear threats, and their casualty management in a prehospital setting. This is not a rehash of a chemical warfare textbook chapter, nor is it a traditional firefighter hazmat class discussing Level-A suits and shower and ladder decontamination. Although, there is a significant quantity of information directly relevant to managing casualties in a more traditional hazmat environment. This course is designed to help you identify the threat agents, keep yourself safe, and manage casualties that may be victims of trauma, agent effects, or both.
This course is designed for the tactical paramedic, and for everyone who has taken a Crisis Medicine Complete Tactical Casualty Care class, uses the TCCC guidelines for medical providers, or the TECC guidelines for ALS providers. Although the course includes antidotes and agent treatments, many of which are paramedic level skills, the material is presented to be approachable by anyone seeking additional preparedness. This course is consistent with the TECC Chemical Warefare Agent/Threats guidelines.
CAPCE Accredited Provider
This CE activity is accredited for 11 Advanced CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
- Lectures 43
- Quizzes 10
- Duration 11 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Students 113
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
30 years in the business, this is worth every cent. Up to date info based on the latest studies and practical to the tactical work space.
Best courses by far, very informative and easy to follow! Great work!!!!