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Medical Consequences of Chemical Weapons of Opportunity

March 25, 2005. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Tom Martin, MD, MPH, provides an overview of the risks and potential impacts of these weapons of opportunity.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

Preparedness and emergency response planning often focuses on potential biological agents, such as smallpox or anthrax, or specialized chemical agents, such as sarin. Potential threats also exist from much more common agents that are found in all our cities and towns: chemicals routinely used by industry, small business, and community members. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Tom Martin, MD, MPH, provides an overview of the risks and potential impacts of these weapons of opportunity.

Air date: March 25, 2005

Learning Objectives

  • List the chemical agents of opportunity and convenience likely to be utilized in a terrorist event
  • Identify potential reach of exposure and major medical effects of weapons of opportunity and convenience
  • Understand how to use EPA's risk management plan to assess your community's vulnerability due to chemicals stored and used in the community

Intended Audience

All public health professionals, especially public health nurses, environmental health, epidemiologists, and emergency response planners; Hospital emergency response planners and health care providers

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Thomas G. Martin, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Medical Director of the Washington Poison Center. Dr. Martin is the Director of the UW Medical Toxicology Service (UTOX) and the UW Medical Toxicology Consult Service (UW-TOX). He also earned an MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health. He is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at UW Medical Center and at the UW/Harborview Medical Center Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic providing consultation and care for patients with chemical, biological, or other exposures.

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