EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

FST4050 - EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

3 credit hours

This course provides the student with the knowledge base that is required to institute a true emergency medical response to hazardous materials incidents within their respective department. Topics include the medical aspects of hazardous materials response; chemical and toxicological information; effects on the body systems; injury & treatment; physiology and treatments of common poisonings. Students will gain an overview of the decontamination techniques, use of specialized equipment as they relate to haz-mat incidents and their use in an event involving terrorism. May be used as a technical elective or upper level fire service elective

only.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Organize a final organizational matrix that is representative on the anatomy of emergency medical response to hazardous materials incident.
  2. Demonstrate the role of EMS first responder from field application to the emergency department.
  3. Identify the common terminology use by EMS and Hazardous Material Branch operations during emergency field operations.
  4.  Evaluate the primary modes of EMS operating under the operations branch during a hazardous material incident and working within the fire department structure.
  5. Describe the role of first emergency responder s being called to hazardous material/WMD event, and also determine how address pre-hospital emergency medical care and formulating the constraints of real time data and research by transfer electronic medical surveillance from the field to physician in the pre-hospital environment.

William Jetter