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PED-EM-L  July 1995

PED-EM-L July 1995

Subject:

Re: OEM: HazMat Toxmedic Course

From:

Mark Nelson <[log in to unmask]>

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 28 Jul 1995 15:16:18 -0900

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> Subject: HazMat Toxmedic Course
>
> The Emergency Medicine Research Center,(AEMRC) will offer a 3-day
> "Hazardous Materials Toxmedic Training Program" at the University of
> Arizona on three separate dates:
>
>  September 29-October 1, 1995
> March 1-3, 1996
> November 8-10, 1996
>
> The program is partially funded through a grant from the Agency for
> ToxicSubstances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and
> utilizes curriculum developed by Michael Vance, M.D.
>
> This course will be of interest to paramedics, firefighters, nurses,
> physicians, and other health care providers including waste management
> and risk management personnel.
>
> National experts in Hazmat management will present the most current
> information on incident evaluation, patient assesment and
> decontamination, toxic inhalants, pesticide poisonings, caustic burns, and
> antidotal therapy. The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center will
> certify successful completion of the toxmedic course. CEU certification
> through the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Emergency
> Medical Services, will be granted to Arizona paramedics.
>
> The program faculty include Michael Vance, M.D., Associate Director,
> Dept. of Medical Toxicology, Samaritan Regional Poison Center in Phoenix,
> Medical director of Phoenix Fire Department, and a Clinical Instructor in
> Pharmacology/Toxicology at the University of Arizona.
>
> Frank Walter, M.D., Director of Clinical Toxicology and Assistant Medical
> Director of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at the
> University fo Arizona Health Sciences Center also serves as program
> faculty.
>
> Session topics include:
>
> I. General Principles
> Incident evaluation and priorities; patient assesment;information
> resources and decontamination
>
> II. Toxic Inhilations
> General principles, asphyxiation injury, pulmonary injury, carbon
> monoxide, methemoglobin, cyanide, hydrogen sulfide
>
> III. Pesticides
> Autonomic nervous system, cholinesterase inhibitors, phosphorylation
> uncouplers, chlorinated hydrocarbons, dipyridyl compounds, cholorophenoxy
> compounds
>
> IV. Caustics and Solvents
> Acids, alkalis, hydrofluoric acid, aliphatic hydrocarbons, aromatic
> hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons
>
> V. Miscellaneous Agents
> Carbon disulfide, fluoride, fluoracetate, hydrazine, nicotine, phosphorus
>
> VI. Hazmat Drug Box
> Atropine, cyanide antidote kit, diazepam, methylene blue, pralidoxime,
> propranolol, terbutaline
>
> The cost of the course is $295 for physicians and $250 for non-physicians
> if payment is received more than 30 days before the course; prices
> increase to $360 and $300 respectively if payment is made less than 30
> days before course.
>
> For more information, please call Toni Richardson, Business Manager of
> the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center at 602-626-2239 or Jeanice
> Dattilo, Training Coordinator at 602-626-2542, or write (or fax) to:
>
> Toni Richardson or Jeanice Dattilo
> Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center
> The University of Arizona
> College of Medicine
> 1501 N. Campbell
> Tucson, AZ 85724
> FAX: 602-626-2455
> Internet: [log in to unmask]
>
>
> P.S. Check out the new (up in the next few days) AEMRC web page at:
http://www.medlib.arizona.edu/emergctr.htm >
>

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