Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents

What: MGT-348 – Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents
When: Tuesday March 10th and Wednesday, March 11th
Where: Metrolina Healthcare Coalition Warehouse
3311-A Beam Rd, Charlotte NC 28217

Participants representing jurisdictional and health care facility supervisory, command, and emergency planning staff participate in traditional didactic and facilitated instructional techniques designed to study the London Subway bombing and related support modules for salient pre- and post-event strategic planning roles, lessons learned, best practices, and local policies related to identification of targets, explosive characteristics, and general pre- and post-detonation aspects of a bombing event.

This course represents a cooperative effort between the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC) and the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), which is operated by the Texas Engineering Extension Service, a member of The Texas A&M University System.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to apply the lessons learned from actual bomb incidents to help prevent and/or respond to a possible local bombing incident.
  • Identify and explain the threats posed by terrorists’ use of explosives against U.S. domestic targets.
  • Identify commonly used explosives.
  • Recognize and identify indicators of an imminent or future attack.
  • Recognize bombing injuries and identify appropriate treatment.
  • Perform patient triage throughout bombing incident response, and engage in bomb-related exercises involving triage.
  • Safely conduct appropriate preventive, preparatory, and response actions during both the pre- and post-detonation periods of a bombing incident.
  • Take appropriate tactical and operational issues into consideration when planning for response to both pre- and post-detonation bombing incidents.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of key response issues to a major bombing incident.

Additional Information:

CE Credits are approved and accredited for continuing education hours from:

  • ENA – Emergency Nurses Association (14.5 hours)
  • AAFP – America Academy of Family Physicians (13.25 hours)
  • Texas Department of Health – EMS (16.0 hours)
  • IACET (1.6 CEUs)

This course is for participants:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Law Enforcement (local, county, state, federal)
  • Fire Services
  • Communications (dispatchers)
  • Specialty Team Members (SWAT, Tactical Medics, Bomb Team, HazMat
  • Hospital Personnel
  • Medical Professionals
  • Emergency Management
  • City County, State, Federal Stakeholders
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Private Industry

Participants will be waitlisted and approved based on available seats and applicable job requirements. If further information is needed in references to job requirements, you will be contacted by one of the MHPC staff.