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Chemical and Radiological Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism

Event Type: In Person
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May 20, 2024 - May 21, 2024    
12:00 am

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May 20-21, 2024
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In recent years, there has been growing concern that many of the most likely terrorist threats will involve “agents of opportunity” or materials that are readily available in most communities around the country.

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) in partnership with the Region 1 Regional Disaster Health Response System (RDHRS) and in collaboration with the Region 4 Southern Regional Disaster Response System (SRDRS) are pleased to offer this course on emergency medical response to exposures from radioactive materials and toxic chemicals. The Emergency Management Unit, within the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), supported the delivery of this unique course to familiarize healthcare providers and responders with toxic exposures. The course will review the medical and psychological consequences of exposure to a variety of chemical and radiological materials. It will include practical information regarding scene safety for such agents as high-potency fentanyl analogs, inhaled irritants, and proper decontamination of a victim contaminated with radiological material.


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