At U.S. National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD
Radiological and Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism
Hosted by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) and the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)
August 29-30, 2017
This free course will focus on emergency medical response to exposures from radioactive materials and toxic chemicals. The Office of Environmental Health Emergency Management, within the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), supported independent development of a one-day course in Radiation Emergency Medicine (REM) by REAC/TS and a one-day Agents of Opportunity (AoO) course by the ACMT. Each is designed to familiarize first line responders to toxic exposures with a variety of toxic syndromes. The course will review the medical and psychological consequences of exposures to a variety of materials. It will include practical information regarding scene safety for such agents as high potency fentanyl analogs, inhaled irritants, use of tools such as the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM), from the National Library of Medicine, and proper decontamination of a victim contaminated with radiologic material.