Describe patient care at a Hazmat incident in regards to those that are decontaminated vs. those not fully decontaminated.
Risks and responsibilities of operating in a cold zone at a hazardous material or other special incident
Safely treating and caring for patients that have been exposed to a hazardous incident after decontamination
Activities/Resources:Use of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic aids to facilitate the student learning environment for the topic of instruction.
Students should review a copy of the Hazardous Material Response Guide.
Recognize a Hazmat incident and basic interventions that should be performed.
Assessments:Scenario based training pertinent to topic of instruction, quiz, and exam (didactic and skills).
Mass Casualty Incidents Due to Terrorism and Disaster
Summary:Knowledge of operational roles and responsibilities to ensure safe patient, public, and personnel safety
TARGET SKILLS:Manage on the scene of a natural or man-made disaster(this section subject to ongoing collective and cooperative review and input from all stakeholders including the Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Health and Human Services)
Provide examples of four different types of goals that commonly motivate terrorist groups to stage a terrorist attack.
Define the terms weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and weapons of mass casualty (WMC), and list weapons that may be utilized by terrorists.
Discuss the history of chemical agents, their four main classifications, routes of exposure, effects on the patient, and patient care.
Discuss three categories of biological agents, routes of exposure, effects on the patient, and patient care.
Describe the history of nuclear/radiologic devices, sources of radiological materials and dispersal devices, medical management of the patient, and protective measures that can be taken by personnel.
Describe how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Homeland Security Advisory System relate to the daily activities of the EMS provider and their ability to respond to and survive a terrorist attack.
Describe the key observations an EMS provider must make on each call to assist in the determination of whether an incident is related to terrorism.
Explain the colors and threat levels that are used by the DHS daily to heighten awareness of the current terrorist threat.
Describe the critical response actions related to establishing and reassessing scene safety, personnel protection, notification procedures, and establishing command an EMS provider must perform at a suspected terrorist event.
Explain the role of EMS in relation to syndromic surveillance and points of distribution (PODS) during a biological event.
Describe the mechanisms of injury caused by incendiary and explosive devices, including the types of wounds and their severity.
Risks and responsibilities of operating on the scene of a natural or man-made disaster