CBRN Defence in the Hosptial Environment

Venue: London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 02, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 02, 2012
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Following a terrorist CBRNE attack in an urban environment approximately 20% of those involved will remain in place (dead, severely wounded/contaminated) while 80% will flee to all possible directions seeking medical advice. Additionally, the ratio between contaminated vs. worried well is 1:5 and this will overwhelm hospitals in a very short space of time leading to collapse. Based on the Tokyo sarin experience, all hospital and clinics in a large city will accept contaminated casualties. Therefore, all of them need to be adequately prepared to deal with CBRNE casualties.

It is generally believed that there is a gap in preparedness between the ambulance service and the hospitals’ emergency services in London and other major cities. Specialised questions on hospital CBRNE defence will be set and authorities involved will be asked to address them.

The main goal of this masterclass is to identify gaps in preparedness and to assist hospitals to correct them the best way possible. An anthropocentric approach in planning will be proposed and the experience from the 2004 Olympic Games will be shared with the participants and certain proposals for now and the near future will be analysed and discussed further.

Benefits of attending:
• Understand what is expected to follow a real terrorist CBRNE event in urban environment
• Incorporate an anthropocentric approach in CBRNE defence planning
• Analyse the needs deriving from hospital CBRNE planning (manning, equipment, procedures, interoperability)
• Identify the gaps in hospital CBRNE preparedness
• Establish a cooperation network between major hospitals’ CBRNE defence strategies
• Gain valuable CPD points through attendance

Visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/hospitalcbrn1.asp for further information and the opportunity to register