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Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs), Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs) & Toxic Radiological Materials (TRMs)

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) offers a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-approved awareness-level training course addressing the medical and psychological impact of industrial chemicals used as terrorist weapons. Since 2005, ACMT has offered this course over 100 times to more than 10,000 attendees throughout the US and internationally. 

1-Day Course Designed for:

  • Pre-Hospital First Responders (EMTs and Paramedics)
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Emergency Providers
This 10-module course will utilize a symptom-based clinical approach to describe the medical impact of various chemical poisons. It will provide a framework to enhance recognition of the common health effects of apparently disparate chemical toxins, describe the risk to various healthcare workers, and introduce clinical and public health management strategies. 

Course Objectives

  • Understand the concept of chemical and radiological agents of opportunity (AoO) – TICs, TIMs and TRMs
  • Identify possible terrorist use of AoO
  • Discuss past mass exposure to AoO
  • Describe the major health effects of TICs, TIMs and TRMs and other important non-volatile chemical agents
  • Identify primary treatment modalities for victims
  • Appreciate the basis for increased public health preparedness for these agents
  • Understand the psychological impact of mass casualties from such exposures
  • Understand the implementation of “first receiver” OSHA guidance

Learning Modules

 1. Chemical Weapons posted on 10:07 AM, July 3, 2019
 2. The Clinical Neurotoxicology of Chemical Terrorism posted on 10:05 AM, July 3, 2019
 3. Toxic Gases as Terrorist Threats posted on 10:02 AM, July 3, 2019
 4. Why are Cyanide & Fumigants So Worrisome posted on 10:00 AM, July 3, 2019
 5. Food, Water & Medication as Vehicles for Toxic Terrorism posted on 9:58 AM, July 3, 2019
 6. Terrorism through Fear & Uncertainty: Delayed Toxic Syndromes posted on 9:56 AM, July 3, 2019
 7. Radiation Emergencies posted on 9:54 AM, July 3, 2019
 8. Psychological Impact of Mass Chemical Exposures posted on 9:51 AM, July 3, 2019
 9. After Event Medical Monitoring: Pros & Cons posted on 9:50 AM, July 3, 2019
 10. Scenario-based Discussion - Table Top posted on 9:48 AM, July 3, 2019
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