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Course Details

Medical Countermeasures Awareness for Public Health Emergencies
NTED Course Number AWR-314-W
Provider TEEX/NERRTC
Length 3.00 hours
Delivery Web
Level Awareness
Continuing Education Credits 0.30
Description
The Medical Countermeasures Awareness for Public Health Emergencies course is a web-based course that enhances community preparedness by providing awareness-level training on the roles and responsibilities of the local public health community and its partners. The course covers local and federal resources and capabilities that may exist to help provide post-exposure prophylaxis for a large population in response to a catastrophic CBRNE or other public health event. It also reviews actions taken by a local jurisdiction during a public health emergency that require response at the local level and deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
Objectives
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

* Explain Emergency Medical Services (EMS) management issues, responder consideration, and medical treatments for applications to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) events.
* Identify the Command and General staff positions, as well as describe the functions of triage, treatment, and transport groups.
* Identify and apply information gathering and responder safety concepts pertaining to a hazardous materials response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) events.
* Recognize signs and symptoms associated with various Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) agents and identify basic responder precautions.
NTED Prerequisites
None
Other Prerequisites
N/A
Target Audience
Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Law Enforcement, Other, Public Health, Public Safety Communications
Mission Areas and Core Capabilities
Primary
Respond   -  Public Health and Medical Services
Secondary
Mitigate  -  Threats and Hazard Identification
Recover   -  Health and Social Services
Respond   -  Environmental Response / Health and Safety
Respond   -  Mass Care Services
Respond   -  Situational Assessment
Training Certificate
Training Partner's Certificate of Completion
Contact Information
AWR-314-W Medical Countermeasures Awareness for Public Health Emergencies
Juan Guerrero
juan.guerrero@teex.tamu.edu
979-862-1063

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