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TECR-CBRN (TE3C) (Tactical Emergency Care Response for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Incidents)

Course description

The Tactical Emergency Care Response for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Incidents (TECR-CBRN, or TE3C) training is designed to prepare healthcare professionals and emergency responders to deal with situations involving chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards. This monograph examines the objectives, content, and essential skills of the TE3C CBRN training, as well as its importance in managing emergency situations.

    Course content

    I. Objectives of TE3C Training

    The objectives of the TE3C training are as follows:

    1. Understand the risks associated with CBRN incidents and their effects on individuals and communities.
    2. Acquire the necessary skills to assess, treat, and evacuate victims exposed to CBRN agents.
    3. Master specific protection and decontamination techniques in the event of exposure to CBRN substances.
    4. Coordinate efforts with other healthcare professionals and emergency responders for an effective response to CBRN incidents.
    5. Enhance the ability to make quick and informed decisions in hostile CBRN environments.
    II. Content of TE3C Training

    The TE3C training covers the following topics:

    1. Introduction to CBRN risks and threats.
    2. Principles of personal protection and specific Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    3. Assessment and triage of victims exposed to CBRN agents.
    4. Techniques for treating and managing injuries specific to CBRN agents.
    5. Protocols for decontaminating victims, equipment, and the environment.
    6. Coordination of efforts with other emergency responders and healthcare professionals.
    7. Practical exercises and simulations to reinforce skills and decision-making.
    III. Essential Skills of TE3C Training

    The TE3C training aims to develop the following skills:

    1. Rapid recognition of CBRN hazards and assessment of associated risks.
    2. Appropriate use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    3. Effective triage of victims exposed to CBRN agents based on the severity of their injuries.
    4. Application of treatment protocols for injuries specific to CBRN agents.
    5. Implementation of decontamination procedures to ensure the safety of patients, staff, and the environment.
    6. Effective communication and coordination with other emergency responders and healthcare professionals.
    7. Quick and appropriate decision-making in CBRN emergency situations.
    Conclusion:

    The TE3C CBRN training is an essential element of preparedness and response to incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards. By developing the necessary skills to assess, treat, and evacuate victims exposed to CBRN agents, healthcare professionals and emergency responders can significantly contribute to the management of emergency situations. This monograph has highlighted the objectives, content, and essential skills of the TE3C CBRN training, underscoring its importance in protecting lives and ensuring the safety of the community against these specific risks.

    Practical info

    • Duration: 4 days
    • Number of participants: min 5 max 15
    • Location: Sambreville (BELGIUM)
    • Language: French, English
    • Certification: Highfield
    • Prerequisites: healthcare professionals and emergency responders, as well as anyone with at least a TECC level.

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