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
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Organize a final organizational matrix that is representative on the anatomy of emergency medical response to hazardous materials incident.
- Demonstrate the role of EMS first responder from field application to the emergency department.
- Identify the common terminology use by EMS and Hazardous Material Branch operations during emergency field operations.
- Evaluate the primary modes of EMS operating under the operations branch during a hazardous material incident and working within the fire department structure.
- 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.