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 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 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, published 16 August 2021.
THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE.
WE COMPLETED FILMING AUGUST 23-27, ARE EDITING NOW, AND WILL START BEING RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER, WITH THE ENTIRE COURSE AVAILABLE BY LATE FALL 2021. BY SIGNING UP NOW, YOU’LL RECEIVE A DISCOUNT AND BE NOTIFIED AS EACH NEW LESSON IS UPLOADED TO THE WEBSITE.
- STUDENTS WHO SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE BY SEPTEMBER 30 WILL ALSO RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION SCRATCH-AND-SNIFF CARD WITH REPRESENTATIVE AGENT SCENTS (For entertainment purposes only)
- PRESALE STUDENTS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION VERSION OF OUR SAMURAI LOGO STICKER, PREPARED FOR BATTLE IN A CBRN ENVIRONMENT.
Note: All lesson run times indicated are approximate based on the current slide deck, skills demonstrations, and scenarios. We anticipate changes during filming and editing. We will request CAPCE CEH credits for this class, but cannot do so until the course is finalized.
- Lectures 33
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 8.5+ hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 30
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
- Tactical CBRN Casualty Care: Introduction
- Nerve Agents: G, V, GV, and A-Series
- Nerve Agents: Effects
- Nerve Agents: Exposure Source
- Nerve Agents: Treatment
- Nerve Agents: Atropine
- Nerve Agents: Oximes
- Nerve Agents: Anti-convulsants
- Nerve Agents: Doctrine & Operational Experience
- Case Study: Tokyo, 1995
- Nerve Agents: Pediatrics
- Nerve Agents: Auto-injector Use
- Nerve Agents: Next Generation Treatment
- Irritant Gases: Chlorine, Phosgene, and Treatment
- Vesicants: Mustard, Lewisite, and Treatment
- Asphyxiants: Cyanide and Hydrogen Sulfide
- Asphyxiants: Treatment
- Pharmaceutical Based Agents: Opioids
- Opioid Treatment: Naloxone
- Hydrofluoric Acid
- Biological Agent Threats
- Radiation / Nuclear Threats
- Radiation / Nuclear: Acute Radiation Syndrome
- Personal Protective Equipment
- PPE: Effects on Procedures
- Decontamination: Formal vs Immediate
- Decontamination: RSDL and Improvised
- Chemical Warfare Agent Recognition
- Triage: In a CBRN Environment
- Class Closure: Putting it All Together