Basic Life Support and Hazardous Materials Response

This course will emphasize critical concerns for emergency medical responders at hazardous materials incidents. Elements of this course include safety issues for emergency medical service hazardous materials response, managing contaminated victims requiring emergency medical assistance, decontamination and treatment procedures of a basic life support nature, and transportation and receiving facilities. The course will assist the student in understanding and complying with Federal regulations and national recommendations concerning emergency medical response to hazardous materials incidents.