PSM 136 Hospital Emergency Response Training (HERT) for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Provides Hospital Emergency Response Training (HERT) for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). This course is designed to provide guidance to hospitals, EMS, health care facilities and citizens who may become involved in a mass casualty incident as a result of a hazardous materials incident (HMI) or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) event. The HERT/WMD introduces the hospital incident management system (HIMS), addresses chemical protective clothing and equipment (CPC&E) requirements, and presents guidance for hospital emergency response team (HERT) design, development and training. This course prepares HERT to conduct safe and effective emergency response during mass casualty incidents (MCI).