Practice-based Scenarios for Recognition, Detection and Exposure Assessment of Chemical Terrorist Agents
This course provides a practice-based guide to the initial public health response to a chemical terrorist attack including:
- The strategies used in the field to recognize which chemicals may be involved in a terrorist attack and the devices used to detect the chemical(s)
- The models and other tools used to conduct an exposure assessment for the surrounding exposed population
- Practice-based exercises and scenarios of chemical terrorist attacks
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- List the signs and symptoms associated with the release of a specific chemical or group of chemicals, including cyanides, VX, sarin and other nerve agents, phosgene and other pulmonary agents, and mustard and other vesicants
- Choose the appropriate detection technologies to determine the presence of the suspected chemical and the levels at which it exists in the surrounding environment
- Given an initial scenario for a potential chemical terrorist attack, decide on appropriate detection technologies and conduct a preliminary exposure assessment for the surrounding area
Amy E. Vinturella, MS, ScD
- 3.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 3.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Practice-based Scenarios for Recognition, Detection and Exposure Assessment of Chemical Terrorist Agents
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