Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism
Free CME Course on Toxic Radiological Materials, Toxic Industrial Chemicals, and Toxic Industrial Materials
- To be determined
Registration is limited
12.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ORISE takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
This two-day, free CME course is designed to familiarize participants with emergency medical response to toxic exposures. Participants will receive an introduction to a variety of toxic syndromes understandable by anyone involved in planning and preparations for such incidents. The course will also review the medical and psychological consequences of exposures to a variety of materials. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the concept of “agents of opportunity”
- Identify chemical and radioactive agents of opportunity that could be used by terrorists
- Discuss the history of these agents in individual and mass exposure situations
- Describe the major health effects of TICs, TIMs and TRMs
- Identify primary methods available to treat victims
- Understand the psychological impact of mass exposures
This course is intended for:
- Physicians – emergency, occupational, family practice
- Medical directors for the emergency medical services system
- Nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse clinicians
- Physicians’ assistants
- Students – medicine, nursing, PA, EMT, EMTP, veterinary
- Pre-hospital first responders
- Hospital first receivers
This Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism course has been developed with support from the Office of the Director, Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (OTPER); National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The course is produced by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).
- First responders and students receive training to prepare for terrorism attacks (GoUpstate.com May 31 2013)