Chemical Decontamination

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Expiration Date

26 Jun 2022

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26 Jun 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Contending with a mass casualty incident involving a chemical exposure seems daunting; fortunately, these are rare events. Acute care clinicians may encounter single patients or possibly several individuals presenting for care following hazardous chemical exposure. Emergency medical services (EMS) have protocols and employ providers who are well versed in responding to hazardous chemical exposures, but these specialized response teams take time to mobilize. It is likely that injured patients, including those exposed to a dangerous chemical, will arrive at a healthcare facility before undergoing decontamination. Some hazardous materials will produce toxicity even after removing an individual from the hot zone or source of exposure. This activity describes the process of decontamination and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in the management of providing care for contaminated patients while preventing the spread of toxic chemicals.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the equipment used for chemical decontamination.
  • Describe the techniques involved in chemical decontamination.
  • Explain the clinical relevance of chemical decontamination.
  • Review some interprofessional team strategies for enhancing care coordination and communication to educate the interprofessional team about the proper management of chemically contaminated patients to prevent the potentially devastating spread of toxic chemicals within a healthcare facility.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
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