In recent years, use of crowd control agents and strategies in response to protest events has drawn significant attention in the media. The American College of Medical Toxicology is pleased to offer this half-day (4-hour) course, which aims to build awareness of commonly used crowd control agents and strategies, and describe the appropriate medical (pre-hospital and emergency department) management of chemical and traumatic crowd control injuries.

Target Audience: EMS, law enforcement, fire personnel, healthcare providers, first responders/receivers, ED physicians and nurses, and public health practitioners.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the history and prevalence of protest-related injuries in the United States and internationally
  • Describe commonly used strategies and devices in crowd control
  • Describe commonly used chemical agents in crowd control
  • Recognize the types of acute clinical injuries most frequently encountered by prehospital responders and emergency department personnel
  • Discuss safe and effective prehospital and emergency department management of traumatic and chemical injuries resulting from crowd control strategies
  • Discuss the chronic health effects of injuries resulting from common riot control chemicals

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Chemical and Traumatic Crowd Control Injuries
December 1, 2022