Posted by on January 04, 2002 at 15:28:29:
For the most recent bio/chem warfare and terrorism training completely read the information I am providing below:
Tapes from the most recent bio/chem warfare and terrorism program, entitled "Biological and Chemical Warfare and Terrorism - Medical Issues and Response", that originally aired 28-30 Nov & 8-9 Dec 01, are not yet available (keep checking biomedtraining.org, www.usamriid.army.mil, or ccc.apgea.army.mil) for their availability. If units taped recorded the Nov or Dec 01 bio/chem satellite broadcast, they are free to reproduce this and use it to train. After they view, have them register and test to receive credit at biomedtraining.org until 30 June 2002.
Our sister unit, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), Chemical Casualty Care Division (CCCD) will be providing these tapes of the most recent bio/chem program to requesting DOD medical organizations. They expect tapes to be available by 31 Jan 02. Use the following contact information to order the tape set:
ATTN: MCMR-UV-ZM (CCCD)
3100 Ricketts Point Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400
Com 410-436-2230, DSN 584-2230
Com 410-436-3086, DSN 584-3086
An alternative for this training is to view the most recent program as a FREE archived web cast at www.swankhealth.com, then register at biomedtraining.org under the "View Via Archived Web Cast" button. When you are finished viewing you may test and receive credit/CEUs at biomedtraining.org. A certificate of training will be presented after testing for you to print locally.
To fulfill an urgent need, you can purchase tapes of this years program from Swank Healthcare Services at 1-800-950-4248 (www.swankhealth.com) for about $100.
A FREE bio warfare training program from FY99 is still available and accredited until Dec 2002. Sets can be obtained by emailing [email protected] with your full name, agency, shipping address and phone number to receive your FREE set of training videos. Our sister unit (USAMRICD/CCCD, ccc.apgea.army.mil) also has several FREE chem training products from past programs that are available and accredited for several more years as well. Use the contact information from above to order these additional FREE products.
Another alternative for this training in our FREE resident (in-house)course called " The Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course (MCBC0 #6H-F26 (School codes 877/879) Url for this info: ccc.apgea.army.mil/training/in_house/courses.asp
Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course (MCBC) #6H-F26 (School codes 877 / 879):
The Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course (MCBC), 6H-F26, is conducted jointly by the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) and the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).
The course is designed for Medical Corps and Nurse Corps officers, physician assistants, Medical Service Corps officers in specialties 67B,C, or E, and other selected medical professionals. Classroom instruction, laboratory and field exercises prepare graduates to effectively manage casualties of chemical and biological agent exposure.
Classroom discussion includes: the history and current threat of chemical and biological agent use, the characteristics of threat agents, the pathophysiology and treatment of agent exposure, principles of field management of threat agent casualties.
In the laboratory, attendees gain valuable, hands-on experience by participating in the resuscitation of a lab animal exposed to a nerve agent simulant.
In the field, attendees practice the principles of personal protection, triage, treatment and decontamination of chemical casualties. During this exercise, attendees learn the capabilities and limitations of Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) when treating casualties in a contaminated environment.
This 6 ½-day course is offered eight times each year at Ft. Detrick and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Application for this course is via the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS). Requests for attendance should be made through your training branch. The course is also available via several distance-learning products, including satellite broadcast; video teleconference; videotape series. The course is approved postgraduate education for physicians and nurses, and is approved military education for entry on the Officer Record Brief. Dates of upcoming courses are listed below.
For more information, contact the Chemical Casualty Care Division, USAMRICD at DSN 584-2230/3393, CML (410) 436-2230/3393, DSN FAX 584-3086, CML (410) 436-3086, e-mail: [email protected], or write to: Commander, USAMRICD, ATTN: MCMR-UV-ZM (Chemical Casualty Care Division), 3100 Ricketts Point Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400.
2002 Course Schedule 2003 Course Schedule
9-15 March 2002 30 November - 6 December 2002
4-10 May 2002 8-14 March 2003
7-13 September 2002 3-9 May 2003
6-12 September 2003
Instructions for Ordering FREE USAMRIID Reference Material:
Free download at http://usamriid.detrick.army.mil/education/bluebook.html under the Education Section reference material. For DOD medical personnel to order up to 25 copies of USAMRIID's "Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook - Fourth Edition - February 2001", contact Rick Stevens at USAMRIID 301-619-4880, fax at 301-619-4789, or email [email protected] with your full name, agency, shipping address and phone number.
1999 Videotape Sets (Accredited for CME 11.5/CNE 13.5/CEU 1.15 hours) & CD-ROMs:
For DOD medical personnel to order the FY99 video tape set "Biological Warfare and Terrorism: The Military and Public Health Response" and the Medical Management of Biological Warfare Casualties CD-ROM, contact Rick Stevens at USAMRIID 301-619-4880, or fax at 301-619-4789, or email [email protected] with your full name, agency, shipping address and phone number.
Free download at ccc.apgea.army.mil under the reference material section. For DOD medical personnel to order the "Textbook of Military Medicine: Medical Aspects of Chemical & Biological Warfare", contact Joyce Gross at 210-221-3611, or fax at 210-221-4012, or email at [email protected] with your full name, agency, shipping address and phone number, or on-line at das.cs.amedd.army.mil/textbook.htm.
Toxin Defense Books:
Free download at www.usamriid.army.mil/education/defensetox.html under the Education Section reference material. For DOD medical personnel to order the "Defense Against Toxin Weapons" manual, contact Rick Stevens at USAMRIID 301-619-4880, fax at 301-619-4789, or email [email protected] with your full name, agency, shipping address and phone number.
FREE Web Sites for useful Biological, Chemical and Radiological Information:
Biological Info: http://usamriid.detrick.army.mil/
Chemical Info: http://ccc.apgea.army.mil/
Radiological Info: http://www.afrri.usuhs.mil/
NBC Info: http://www.nbc-med.org/
Feel free to call me at 301-619-4880 or email to discuss.
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