Mass Casualty/Bioterrorism

DMAT_DVD_labels newResponding to Disaster 
A streaming video presentation explaining how to become a member of a disaster response team- and how the experience will change you forever.

AHRQ Releases Video for Treating Children new
The AHRQ has released The Decontamination of Children: Preparedness and Response for Hospital Emergency Departments, a 27-minute training video that teaches hospital personnel how to decontaminate children who are exposed to hazardous chemicals during a bioterrorist attack or other type of disaster. To obtain a free copy, in DVD or VHS, call 1-800-358-9295 or e-mail

Critical Decisions Bioterrorism Rashes and Mass Casualty Events
A recent issue of Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine that focuses on bioterrorism and the emergency department response to this threat. Includes "Derm and Doom: The Common Rashes of Chemical and Biological Terrorism," and "Mass Casualty Management: A Coordinated Response."

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Guidelines for Smallpox Vaccination for Health Care Workers

Nuclear Biological Chemical Preparedness Final Report 
The College's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Task Force has developed a report containing the core content of a National curriculum for training emergency providers to detect and respond to these incidents.

Positioning America's Emergency Health Care System to Respond to Acts of Terrorism 
The College's Terrorism Response Task Force has developed a report containing their recommendations for a strategic plan that includes short and long-term goals to promote education, research, protection of health care workers, and a coordinated emergency medicine community response plan for weapons of mass destruction events.

The Dark Night: Aurora Response
Doctors who worked the night of the theater shooting in July 2012 in Aurora, Colo., talk about disaster preparedness and lessons they learned in this video.

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