The Medical Management of Chemical and
Biological Casualties Course (MCBC), 6H-F26, is conducted jointly by the US
Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) and the US Army
Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).
Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course (MCBC) - #6H-F26 (School codes 877 / 879)
The course is designed for Medical
Corps and Nurse Corps officers, physician assistants, Medical Service Corps
officers in specialties 67B,C, or E, and other selected medical professionals.
Classroom instruction, laboratory and field exercises prepare graduates to
effectively manage casualties of chemical and biological agent exposure.
Classroom discussion includes: the
history and current threat of chemical and biological agent use, the
characteristics of threat agents, the pathophysiology and treatment of agent
exposure, and the principles of field management of threat agent casualties.
In the field, attendees practice the
principles of personal protection, triage, treatment and decontamination of
chemical casualties. During this exercise, attendees learn the capabilities and
limitations of Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) when treating
casualties in a contaminated environment.
This educational activity will be accredited for credit in category 1 credit(s) toward the AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This 6-day course is offered four
times each year at Ft. Detrick and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Application for this course is via the Army Training Requirements and Resources
System (ATRRS). Requests for attendance should be made through your training
branch. The course is also available via several distance-learning products,
including satellite broadcast; and videotape series. The course is approved
postgraduate education for physicians and nurses, and is approved military
education for entry on the Officer Record Brief.
For more information, contact the
Chemical Casualty Care Division, USAMRICD at DSN 584-2230/3393, CML (410)
436-2230/3393, DSN FAX 584-3086, CML (410) 436-3086, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or write to: Commander, USAMRICD, ATTN: MCMR-CDM (Chemical Casualty Care
Division), 3100 Ricketts Point Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5400.
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