Medical Response to Terrorism

This online course has been prepared by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) with sponsorship by the National Highway and Traffic Administration (NHTSA) as a module for the online medical director's course presented as a combined effort of the Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation (CIT) and the National Association of EMS Physicians. It has been reformatted from the Medical Response to Terrorism CD ROM program which was authored by Drs. Thomas Blackwell and Jon Krohmer with distribution by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). Sponsorship of the original CD ROM version included the American Public Health Association, The National Association of State EMS Directors (now known as the National Association of State EMS Officials).

The scope and objective of this course is to provide an awareness level of some of the basic information for the EMS medical director or agency, while assisting and augmenting existing resources in the preparation of the medical response to a terrorist event. Comprehensive discussion of individual agents or treatments will not be included, as those are covered in many resources currently available, both on the internet and in traditional book format. This module is not intended to train the medical provider to fully contain or mitigate an incident of terrorism, but is to illustrate and develop awareness for planning and preparedness of some of the unique issues involved in the medical response to a terrorist incident.

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