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Biological & Chemical Warfare and Terrorism - Medical Issues and Response

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"Advanced Topics on Medical Defense Against Biological and Chemical Agents"
Part II. Advanced Management of Nerve Agent and Sulfur Mustard Casualties
Course No. 03.NAGENT.A
Live Satellite Broadcast
January 8, 2003
1:00 - 3:00 PM ET
(Test Signal 12:30 - 1:00 PM ET)

Sponsored by the U.S. Army Medical Command and the Department of Veterans Affairs
Employee Education System and Emergency Management Strategic Healthcare Group

Background and description of course

The issue of military readiness to respond to chemical warfare and terrorism is a vital and timely subject; therefore, often scientists turn to https://dissertationmasters.com/ to make the paper more relevant and designed according to all the canons. Medical and civilian defense personnel must be prepared to treat chemical agent casualties originating on the battlefield and from mass casualty incidents on military installations and in the civilian sector. There are new advances in the development of measures to protect the warfighter against chemical weapons. The purpose of these products, protocols, and treatments is to insure that lives are saved and the long-term effects from chemical agent exposure are minimized. This live, two-hour satellite broadcast will provide the health professional with information critical to reducing the long term effects of nerve and mustard agents with the goal of insuring a quality of life for those who survive exposure. The program will be hosted by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at no charge to the viewer. Dates of future broadcasts for the series of Advanced Topics on Medical Defense Against Biological and Chemical Agents are 5 Mar (Topic: Vaccines Against Biological Warfare Agents), 21 May, 9 Jul, and 27 Aug 2003.

Agenda / Objectives

  • Discuss current and future developments to improve protection against nerve agents and vesicants
  • Describe acute treatment for nerve agent and best practice recommendations for prevention of nerve agent induced seizures
  • Identify the treatment concerns and quality of life issues related to the long-term effects of nerve and mustard agents
  • Discuss surgical and mortuary affairs management issues related to vesicant casualties
  • Live Q & A session with nerve agent experts.
Continuing Education Credit

The VA Employee Education System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 hours in category 1 credit towards the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The VA Employee Education System designates this educational activity for 2.4 contact hours as determined by the standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants and accreditation records will be on file at the Employee Education System. In order to receive a certificate from EES, you must sign in/register at the beginning of this activity, complete an evaluation/critique, and attend 100% of the satellite broadcast.

Target Audience
  • Military and civilian medical care providers
  • Emergency and intensive care workers
  • Rehabilitation medical care providers
  • First responders and others who would assist in recognizing and managing casualties from a biological and chemical agent attack.
Faculty Disclosure Statement:

The Employee Education System (EES) must insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor to all EES sponsored educational activities. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent faculty with a significant financial or other relationship from presenting materials, but rather to provide the participant with information on which they can make their own judgments. It remains for the participant to determine whether the faculty interests or relationships influence the materials presented with regard to exposition or conclusion. When an unapproved use of a FDA approved drug or medical device, or an investigational product not yet FDA approved for any purpose is mentioned, EES requires disclosure to the participants. Each faculty reported no disclosable relationships or FDA issues.


The VA Employee Education System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. VA Employee Education System takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The VA Employee Education System is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Individual Registration Instructions:

Individuals should register on-line at the web-site biomedtraining.org. You will be able to review and choose from a list of viewing sites available in your state. You must confirm your registration at a specific viewing site by using e-mail or telephone information indicated for your site facilitator. If you do not have Internet access or cannot complete your registration on-line, please call RegisterAmerica.net at (850) 784-6002, Ext 16 for assistance.

Site Facilitator Instructions:

Ensure your organization or installation has assigned one person to act as the local site facilitator who will register your facility at biomedtraining.org. If you do not have access to the Internet or cannot complete your site registration on-line, please call RegisterAmerica.net at (850) 784-6002, Ext 16 for assistance. They will help you register or determine if your organization or installation has been registered as a downlink site. The local site facilitator must reserve a classroom and obtain a local technical point of contact (POC), and should be prepared to be the main POC for information regarding their facility (i.e., satellite downlink capability, GETN site code/ID, and/or VTC system dial-in number).

VA Scantron Form for manual participation:

If you plan to use the VA's Employee Education system and do not want to register using the instructions from above, (on-line or with RegisterAmerica.net assistance), feel free to contact Mr. Mark Lawson at 205-731-1812, ext. 309 or email him at [email protected] in order to receive the satellite registration form.

View via Web Archive:

48 hours after the completion of each of the six programs in this series, an archived web cast will be available at www.swankhealth.com. To view this web archive, register at biomedtraining.org under the "View via Web Archive" link. When you are finished viewing you must complete the critique/evaluation to receive credit/CEs at biomedtraining.org. You will receive an electronic certificate of training after testing for you to print locally.

Specific Satellite Coordinates:

Are currently posted at biomedtraining.org

Test Signal:

The test signal for the live satellite broadcast will be from 12:30 - 1:00 PM ET on the same day of the program in January. Broadcast of the program begins promptly at 1:00 PM on January 8, 2003.

Satellite Technical Specifications:

The broadcast will be available as C-band, Ku-band, and digital (GETN: i.e. Air Warrior, AETC, ATN, etc.) satellite signals, as well as a VTC signal via the U.S. Army Medical Command¬ís (MEDCOM) VTC Bridge. Arrangements can be made to use the MEDCOM bridge by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling 210-637-2256 or DSN 471-9706 extension 2256. Please have your Site ID # available.

January live broadcast: The program is available throughout the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and southern Canada.


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