This course will address the remote and current history of the use of chemical agents during conflict and draw parallels as to the nature and dimensions of the current terrorist threat. The categories of common chemical agents will be presented along with the associated mammalian pathophysiology and insight offered on prevention, management and casualty treatment. The importance of competent identification and decontamination of exposed casualties and equipment will be emphasized.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Identify ways chemical weapons are used
- Classify types of chemical agents and their characteristics
- List determinants of injury from a chemical exposure
- Distinguish specific characteristics of phosgene, chlorine and cyanide
- List types of vesicants
- Identify characteristics of Mustards
- Describe types of nerve agents
- Identify symptoms and treatment of nerve agents
Col. Joseph Contiguglia, MD, MPH&TM, MBA, USAF, MC, CFS
- 3.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 3.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Chemical Terrorism
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