Module 8 - CBRN - Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats

Background

The Mediterranean Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET) is a sustainable training program in intervention epidemiology funded by the European Commission and implemented by Spanish Consortium -National Public Health Institute (ISCIII) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)-, and under the scientific leadership of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The purpose of the program is to consolidate a competent workforce with the necessary competence in intervention epidemiology to carry out essential public health functions for prevention and control of national and cross-border challenges posed by communicable diseases (http://medipiet.eu/web/).

Title of the training module:

 CBRN – Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats

Dates, place and venue:

The training will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, starting Monday 10th until Friday 14th July 2017. The module is jointly organized with the Institute of Public Health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut”.

PROGRAMME:

For any questions related to the content, please refer to the coordinators of the course: Dr Ahmed Zaghloul (azaghloul@medipiet.eu) and Dr Nikoletta Mavroeidi (nmavroeidi@medipiet.eu).

This module is addressed to fellows of Cohort 2 as well as external participants, supervisors and trainers to understand the principles and process of threats caused by Chemical Biological, Radio Nuclear agents to human health.

VENUE

The Module will be conducted at the premises of the Institute of Public Health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut” (http://www.batut.org.rs/index.php?lang=2).

During the days of the module (Monday to Friday) lunch will be served at the IPH.

ACCOMMODATION:

Hotel Constantine The Great

  1. Marta 12, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    info@hotel-constantine.com
    +381 11 4144 340
    +381 11 4144 335

http://www.constantinethegreatbelgrade.com/hotel/

PRACTICAL INFO:

Download here the practical info.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the nature of emergencies caused by chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incidents.
  • Be able to assist in creating preparedness plans and get familiar with sustainable framework for effective interagency cooperation for chemical or biological incidents in peace times.
  • Understand the collection of clinical and environmental samples of critical substances and of their appropriate transportation following international standards.
  • Build awareness for early recognition of events caused by deliberate or accidental release of chemical and biological substances and understand the IHR role in detecting and reporting of a chemical or a biological incident.
  • Get familiar with event and indicator based surveillance and laboratory diagnostics for early detection and confirmation of chemical and biological agents.
  • Know the different types and levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and be able to give a situation-adapted recommendation of usage to involved professionals.
  • Be familiar with usage of PPE Level C for biological incidents (donning, doffing, avoidance of cross-contamination, waste management, etc.).
  • Understand principles of primary site management during a chemical or a biological incident (hazard assessment, zoning, sluicing, staff decontamination, triage and treatment points, etc.).
  • Be familiar with management of exposed people following a chemical or a biological incident (decontamination, triage, situation adapted antidote regime, psychological support, etc.).
  • Understand and share International Health Regulations (IHR) principles

 

For any questions related to the content, please refer to the coordinators of the course: Dr Ahmed Zaghloul (azaghloul@medipiet.eu) and Dr Nikoletta Mavroeidi (nmavroeidi@medipiet.eu).

To download all training materials, please, visit our E-Library.