Chemical and Radiological Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism - May 2024

Chemical and Radiological Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism - May 2024

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Course Overview

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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 health care providers and responders with toxic exposures. The course will review the medical and psychological consequences of exposures 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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Agenda | May 20, 2024

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM ET          Welcome & Opening Remarks
                                                Paul Wax, MD, FACMT
                                                Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM ET          Toxic Disasters: Beyond Conventional Chemical Weapons
                                                Charles McKay, MD, FACMT
                                                Associate Medical Director, Connecticut Poison Control Center

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM ET        Chemical Explosions
                                                 Ziad Kazzi, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT
                                                 Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                 Vice President, American College of Medical Toxicology

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM ET      Toxic Gases as Threats
                                                 Emily Kiernan, DO, FAACT, FACEP   
                                                 Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine
                                                 Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine


10:40 AM - 10:50 AM ET      Break


10:50 AM - 11:30 AM ET      Why are Cyanide and Fumigants So Worrisome?
                                                 Sukhi Atti, MD
                                                 Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
                                                 University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                                 Associate Medical Director, Alabama Poison Information Center

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM ET      Food, Water and Medication as Vehicles for Toxic Threats
                                                 Ziad Kazzi, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT
                                                 Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                 Vice President, American College of Medical Toxicology

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM ET        Clinical Neurotoxicology of Chemical Threats
                                                 Paul Wax, MD, FACMT
                                                 Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET         Lunch


1:30 PM - 2:10 PM ET         Delayed Toxic Syndromes
                                               Aaron Frey, DO
                                               Medical Toxicologist & Emergency Medicine Physician, WellSpan Health
                                               Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM ET         The Psychological Impact of Mass Exposures
                                                Paul Wax, MD, FACMT
                                                Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology


2:50 PM - 3:00 PM ET         Break


3:00 PM - 3:40 PM ET         After Event Population Monitoring: Pros and Cons
                                               Charles McKay, MD, FACMT
                                               Associate Medical Director, Connecticut Poison Control Center

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM ET         Scenario-Based Discussion
                                               Charles McKay, MD, FACMT
                                               Associate Medical Director, Connecticut Poison Control Center

                                               Paul Wax, MD, FACMT
                                               Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology

                                                Ziad Kazzi, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT
                                                Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
                                                Vice President, American College of Medical Toxicology

                                                Sukhi Atti, MD
                                                Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
                                                University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                                Associate Medical Director, Alabama Poison Information Center

                                                Aaron Frey, DO
                                                Medical Toxicologist & Emergency Medicine Physician, WellSpan Health
                                                Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

                                                Emily Kiernan, DO
                                                Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Addiction Medicine
                                                Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

4:40 PM - 4:50 PM ET         Closing Remarks/Adjourn
                                                Charles McKay, MD, FACMT                                                 
                                                Associate Medical Director, Connecticut Poison Control Center

                                                Paul Wax, MD, FACMT
                                                Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology

Agenda | May 21, 2024

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM ET         Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                                Carol Iddins, MD
                                                Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET       Practical Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection
                                                Joshua Hayes, PhD NRRPT
                                                Associate Manager of Health Physics, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET     Acute Radiation Syndrome
                                                Carol Iddins, MD
                                                Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)


11:00 AM - 11:10 AM ET       Break


11:10 AM - 12:00 PM ET     Radiation Protection, Contamination Control, and Instrumentation
                                                Joshua Hayes, PhD NRRPT
                                                Associate Manager of Health Physics, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET       Cutaneous Radiation Injuries
                                                Carol Iddins, MD
                                                Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET           Lunch


1:30 PM - 2:20 PM ET          Preparedness and Response to Radiological Incidents
                                                Wayne Baxter, RN, EMT-P
                                                Registered Nurse/Paramedic, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

2:20 PM - 3:10 PM ET          Common Radiation Sources
                                                Joshua Hayes, PhD NRRPT
                                                Associate Manager of Health Physics, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)


3:10 PM - 3:20 PM ET           Break


3:20 PM - 4:10 PM ET           Management of Internal Contamination
                                                 Carol Iddins, MD
                                                 Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM ET           Donning/Doffing and Decontamination
                                                 Wayne Baxter, RN, EMT-P
                                                 Registered Nurse/Paramedic, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM ET           Closing Remarks/Adjourn
                                                 Carol Iddins, MD
                                                 Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

Registration Rates


     ACMT Member
 
     Free

     Non-member

     Free


Registration will include: 

  • Access to the on-demand recordings of all lectures from both events (Radiological Emergency Medical Management & Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism) for 1-year
  • Continuing Education for each day of the course (provided at no cost through CDC via TCEO)
  • Downloadable Attendance Certificate for each day of the course

Please note that for proprietary reasons, PDFs of the presentation slides will not be available for download. You will have access to an on-demand recording of the course for one year from the event date.

Interested in becoming an ACMT Member? Contact our Membership Manager at membership@acmt.net. Learn more at: www.acmt.net/membership

  • Contains 4 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/21/2024 at 8:45 AM (EDT)

    May 21, 2024

    Overview

    The Radiological Emergency Medical Management course is an awareness-level training course addressing the medical and psychological impact of radiation.

    Target Audience

    1-Day Course is Designed for:

    • Pre-Hospital First Responders (EMTs and Paramedics)
    • Public Health Professionals
    • Law Enforcement 
    • Emergency Providers

    Course Objectives:

    • Describe the types of radiation and radiation scenarios
    • Discuss Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS)
    • Describe the emergency care of patients contaminated with radioactive material
    • Describe cutaneous radiation syndrome assessment and care
    • List resources available to address radiation accidents
    • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of emergency physicians and nurses and prehospital personnel during a radiation accident affecting a large population

    Continuing Education: Interprofessional continuing education credits are available for this course through the CDC.

    Agenda | May 21, 2024

    8:50 AM - 9:00 AM ET         Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                                    Carol Iddins, MD
                                                    Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET       Practical Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection
                                                    Dillon Vogt, BS
                                                    Health Physicist, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET     Acute Radiation Syndrome
                                                    Carol Iddins, MD
                                                    Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)


    11:00 AM - 11:10 AM ET     Break


    11:10 AM - 12:00 PM ET     Radiation Protection, Contamination Control, and Instrumentation
                                                    Joshua Hayes, PhD NRRPT
                                                    Associate Manager of Health Physics, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET       Cutaneous Radiation Injuries
                                                    Carol Iddins, MD
                                                    Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)


    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET         Lunch


    1:30 PM - 2:20 PM ET          Preparedness and Response to Radiological Incidents
                                                    Wayne Baxter, RN, EMT-P
                                                    Registered Nurse/Paramedic, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    2:20 PM - 3:10 PM ET          Common Radiation Sources
                                                    Dillon Vogt, BS
                                                    Health Physicist, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)


    3:10 PM - 3:20 PM ET         Break


    3:20 PM - 4:10 PM ET           Management of Internal Contamination
                                                     Carol Iddins, MD
                                                     Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    4:10 PM - 5:00 PM ET           Donning/Doffing and Decontamination
                                                     Wayne Baxter, RN, EMT-P
                                                     Registered Nurse/Paramedic, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    5:00 PM - 5:10 PM ET           Closing Remarks/Adjourn
                                                     Carol Iddins, MD
                                                     Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    Carol Iddins, MD

    Director

    Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    Carol Iddins, M.D., serves as director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS). As director, she ensures support to multiple governmental and nongovernmental national readiness agencies, as well as oversees the REAC/TS mission to provide advice to other health care professionals regarding the medical management of ionizing radiation-induced injuries and illnesses. Iddins leads REAC/TS as the United States’ only Collaborating Center for Radiation Emergency Management for the World Health Organization (WHO) and coordinates international response through the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Radiation Assistance Network (RANET) and WHO’s Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN).

    Iddins has consulted on patients with radiation-related injuries/illnesses and has deployed internationally for RANET to provide subject matter medical expertise. Iddins routinely consults on calls regarding potential and actual radiation exposures, evaluates and participates in radiological/nuclear exercises, and shares her specialized knowledge worldwide at courses and professional meetings. She is a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements PAC 3 Nuclear and Radiological Security and Safety Committee.

    Iddins earned a doctor of medicine degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee. She has practiced obstetrics and gynecology and aerospace/occupational medicine in civilian and military environments.

    Iddins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Disaster Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine, and currently the vice president of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine. Iddins is a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran of Operations Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

    Joshua M. Hayes PhD, NRRPT

    Associate Manager of Health Physics

    Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    Joshua is a Health Physicist at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) since January of 2021.  He holds a PhD in radiological health sciences from Colorado State University (CSU) and specialized in both health physics and radiation biology.   Joshua joined REAC/TS from the International Atomic Energy Agency where he was a radiobiologist and biodosimetrist, and prior to that worked in Fukushima, Japan conducting radiobiological and radioecological research.

    Wayne Baxter, RN, EMT-P

    Registered Nurse/Paramedic

    Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    Wayne Baxter is a Registered Nurse/Paramedic at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center and Training Site (REAC/TS) is Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Wayne has been with REAC/TS since 2010, and has been full time since 2014. 

    Mr. Wayne Baxter has been in the health care field since he was 16 years old. His career started in 1984 as an Explorer with the Blount County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Wayne’s career has had a concentration in Emergency Management; he started as an Emergency Medical Technician with the local EMS service, and gained his paramedic license in 1990. He became the EMS Director of Loudon County Tennessee while working for Fort Sanders Loudon EMS (FSLEMS). During his tenure as director, FSLEMS was honored with participation in the TIMI-19 Early Retavase Study with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    Wayne obtained his BS-Nursing from Western Governors University and Excelsior College earning his Registered Nurse License in 2003. He was a staff nurse at Blount Memorial Hospital ED and ICU, East Tennessee Baptist ICU, and was a charge nurse at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. He was team lead of the Electronic Medical Record implementation for the ED and was on the Code Blue Emergency Planning Committee.

    Wayne is the lead author of the REAC/TS 5th Edition of The Medical Aspects of Radiation Incidents and the REAC/TS RadMed app. These are available on Apple and Google Play Store for download. 

    He has lectured and taught practical decontamination methods worldwide during the International Medical Management of Radiation Injuries (I-MED) course for the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). He has been the lead instructor for multiple DOE facilities and healthcare coalitions.

    James "Dillon" Vogt, BS

    Health Physicist

    Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

    Dillon Vogt is a Health Physicist with the REAC/TS team. His career started at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in 2016 as an Associate Health Physicist in the External Dosimetry Department. While working with SRS he helped External Dosimetry switch the entirety of their dosimeters from Panasonic TLDs to Landauer OSLs, began working with 3D printing to develop jigs and tools for research purposes, and began to help with the Internal Dosimetry Department with Bioassay receiving, whole body counting, and lung counting. While at SRS Dillon also took over the Criticality Neutron Dosimetry (CND) program, assembling and monitoring the supply of the sites criticality dosimetry and participated in the 2022 International CND Intercomparison Study at the Nevada National Security Site. Dillon started work with the REAC/TS team in the summer of 2023 as one of their Health Physicists. Since then he has been involved in multiple courses offered by REAC/TS both domestic and abroad.

    Registration Rates


         ACMT Member
     
         Free

         Non-member

         Free


    Registration will include: 

    • Access to the on-demand recordings of all lectures for 1-year
    • Continuing Education (provided at no cost through CDC via TCEO)
    • Downloadable Attendance Certificate

    Please note that for proprietary reasons, PDFs of the presentation slides will not be available for download. You will have access to an on-demand recording of the course for one year from the event date.

    Interested in becoming an ACMT Member? Contact our Membership Manager at membership@acmt.net. Learn more at: www.acmt.net/membership

    Continuing Education


    Available CE Categories

    CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 8.0 nursing contact hours.

    CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated this knowledge-based event for pharmacists to receive 0.8 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is JA4008229-9999-23-053-L99-P. Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline. Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

    IACET CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEU's for this program.

    CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 8 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 8. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

    AAVSB/RACE: This program was reviewed and approved by AAVSB RACE program for 9 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

    CPH: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 3 CPH recertification credits for this program.


    Instructions for Obtaining CE

    There are no fees for receiving Continuing Education for this course. In order to receive continuing education (CE), please visit CDC TRAIN (https://www.train.org/cdctrain/welcome) and follow these instructions (https://courses.cdc.train.org/Content_CDC/CE/How-do-I-receive-continuing-education.pdf) using the information below:

    Radiological Emergency Medical Management
    WC4382-052124
    Pass the posttest at: 70% 
    Available: 5/21/24 - 6/24/24


    Hardware/Software Requirements

    Computer or Other Internet-Enabled Device; Internet Connection; Browser or Zoom Application. 


    Materials

    None. 


    Prerequisites

    None. 


    Format

    This activity is Web-based/Web on Demand.


    Fees

    No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.


    Accreditation Statement

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), and Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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