USAMRICD - Chemical Casualty Care Division
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Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties
US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
#6H-F26 (School codes 877 / 879)

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Post-graduate training for definitive health care providers:

Many of the most severe chemical and biological casualties can and will survive if you have the right training. The Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course (MCBC) delivers the highest standard of training in the world. Don’t take our word for it; ask the Government Accountability Office (GAO 2004 Report) or one of your colleagues who has taken the course.

In the classroom, expect graduate level academic expertise in a fun and exciting setting. You may meet world renowned guest speakers of historical importance to the field. Every student receives a remote control to participate in live polling during lessons. Questions and discussion are encouraged during these activities.

Outside of class, there are laboratories for the cholinergic crisis, patient diagnosis, treatment and procedures. Practical experience is delivered in the form of patient triage and interview exercises. Crisis management skills are rehearsed in a mega-code environment with robotic manikins. There will be an opportunity to see a BSL-4 laboratory, meet the vaunted aeromedical isolation team and see the “Slammer”. The practical field training, performed in protective gear, gets to the point and prepares you for the next really bad day in WMD land.

MCBC is a fully accredited six day course held at both USAMRICD, Aberdeen Proving Ground and at USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, Maryland. MCBC is typically attended by physicians, nurses, physician assistants, senior medical NCOs and many other kinds of medical professionals. People from every military service as well as civilians are encouraged to attend.

Every participant receives an educator’s kit including two new volumes of the Textbook of Military Medicine, pocket handbooks and the new MMCC DVD-ROM 5.0 that contains prepared lecture slides, computer learning software, reference items and videos. Additional copies of materials may be obtained by asking.

This course meets the mandatory chemical/biological training requirements under AR 525-27. MCBC goes on your officer record brief.

I Am Interested. Fill out the request form and we will send you the application and instructions.

Upcoming Courses
 ▪ 18-23 March 2018
 ▪ 6-11 May 2018
 ▪ 19-24 August 2018
  I Am Interested
  Physicians up to 45
  Nurses 42.08
  EMT 42.83
MCBC Course Agenda
USAMRICD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Chemical Warfare
USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, MD
Biological Warfare
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Administrative Issues
Course Overview
History of Chemical Warfare
Current Relevance
Pulmonary Agents
Nerve Agents
and Pretreatment
MOPP Issue and
Mask Fitting
Review: Chem Squares
Review: Chem Squares
Sim Nerve Agent Casualty
- NHP Video & Discussion
- Simulator Demonstration
Principles of
Command Overview
Incapacitating &
Riot Control Agents
Working Lunch
PPE & Chemical
M50 Mask Operations
Take Home
Assignment Review
Field Management
& Triage
Introduction to
Field Exercise
Break & Move
to FTX Site
MOPP Donning
in the Field
Field Training Exercise
Casualty Assessment
Informatics in
Chemical Casualty Care
Review: Hot Seat
Welcome to USAMRIID
Introduction to Biological Warfare
& Terrorism
Bacterial Threat -
Bacterial Threat -
Bacterial Threat - Plage
Bacterial Threat -Brucellosis, Q-Fever
Food, Waterborne
Bioterrorism &
Agro Terrorism
Case Presentations:
Bacterial Agent
Toxin Theat - Bot Tox,
Staph, Ricin, Mycotoxins
Viral Threat - Smallpox & Smallpox Vaccine
Viral Threat - Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
Plague FIghters Video
Working Lunch
Viral Threat - Hemorrhagic Fevers
Epidemiology of
Biological Terrorism
Case Presentations:
Toxin & Viral Agents
Bio Test Review
Effects of Biowarfare
Principles of
Biological Warfare & Weapons
Medical Management
of Biological Casualties
Laboratory Identification of Biowarfare and Terrorism Agents & Field Identification of BW Agents
Lunch & Field Lab Tour
Case Presentations:
Diagnosis & Management
MCBC Post Test
Critique Turn-In/Closing Remarks
Please contact The Chemical Casualty Care Division if you have any questions about this course at 410-436-2230