CHEMPACK Training Initiative

Competency Area: Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans

Introduction to CHEMPACK: Module 1

Dottie Bernard, MPH
This course provides an overview of the national CHEMPACK Program, as well as types of situations during which CHEMPACK assets should be deployed and an overview of many responders roles and responsibilities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand and describe the CHEMPACK Program
  2. Know when CHEMPACK assets should be deployed
  3. Know the agencies involved with CHEMPACK
  4. Describe the role that each agency plays in CHEMPACK

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CHEMPACK Response Procedures for Nerve Agent Incidents: Module 2 for the State of Connecticut

Carly Levy, MPH

This course addresses the response procedures for nerve agent exposure, including: explaining what responders should do when they recognize a potential nerve agent incident; when to request deployment of CHEMPACK assets; notification procedures observed during the response; steps taken to deploy CHEMPACK assets; and an explanation of required after-action documentation.  This training was developed in collaboration with the CT Department of Public Health and the content reflects CT CHEMPACK plans. The module is targeted towards hospital personnel, first responders, public safety answering points (PSAP/9-1-1), centralized medical emergency dispatch (CMED), and other staff and volunteers who may be involved in a response effort.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what responders should do when they recognize a potential nerve agent incident
  2. Determine when to request deployment of CHEMPACK assets
  3. Describe notification procedures observed during the response
  4. List steps taken to deploy CHEMPACK assets
  5. Explain required after-action documentation

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Logistics & Maintenance of the CHEMPACK Containers: Module 3 for the State of Connecticut

Carly Levy, MPH

This course addresses the logistics and maintenance of the CHEMPACK containers, including: CHEMPACK host agency’s role and responsibilities; how CHEMPACK assets are maintained; and when and how CHEMPACK assets should be mobilized.  This training was developed in collaboration with the CT Department of Public Health and the content reflects CT CHEMPACK plans. This module is targeted towards CHEMPACK Host Facilities Personnel (Connecticut Department of Health, Hospitals, Fire Departments) and other staff and volunteers who may be involved in a response effort.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify a CHEMPACK host facility’s role and responsibilities
  2. Describe how CHEMPACK assets are maintained
  3. Summarize when and how CHEMPACK assets should be mobilized

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CHEMPACK Response Procedures for Nerve Agent Incidents: Module 2 for the State of Vermont

Dottie Bernard, MPH

This course addresses the response procedures for nerve agent exposure, including: explaining what responders should do when they recognize a potential nerve agent incident; when to request deployment of CHEMPACK assets; notification procedures observed during the response; steps taken to deploy CHEMPACK assets; and an explanation of required after-action documentation.  This training was developed in collaboration with the Vermont  Department of Public Health and the content reflects Vermont CHEMPACK plans. The module is targeted towards hospital personnel, first responders, EMS and Fire, law enforcement, dispatch,  and other staff and volunteers who may be involved in a response effort.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain what responders should do when they recognize a potential nerve agent incident
  2. Determine when to request deployment of CHEMPACK assets
  3. Describe notification procedures observed during the response
  4. List steps taken to deploy CHEMPACK assets
  5. Explain required after-action documentation

launch course___________________________________________________________________

Logistics & Maintenance of the CHEMPACK Containers: Module 3 for the State of Vermont

Dottie Bernard, MPH

This course addresses the logistics and maintenance of the CHEMPACK containers, including: CHEMPACK host agency’s role and responsibilities; how CHEMPACK assets are maintained; and when and how CHEMPACK assets should be mobilized.  This training was developed in collaboration with the Vermonth Department of Health and the content reflects Vermont CHEMPACK plans. This module is targeted towards CHEMPACK Host Hospital Personnel who may be involved in a response effort.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify a CHEMPACK host agency’s role and responsibilities
  2. Describe how CHEMPACK assets are maintained
  3. Summarize when and how CHEMPACK assets should be mobilized

launch course___________________________________________________________________