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Hazmat Medical Associates
PROCEDURES

We develop common sense, site-specific written procedures on the management of the HAZMAT patient at your facility. Our procedures cover everything from the initial call from pre-hospital providers through the post-incident critique.

Specific written procedures include:

  1. Purpose of plan - action levels
  2. Hospital department responsibilities in an accident
    (i.e. security, plant operations, nuclear med, etc.)
  3. Emergency department personnel responsibilities
    (i.e. physician charge nurse, decon team, buffer zone)
  4. Hospital preparation for receipt of patients
  5. E.E. staff preparation for receipt of patients
  6. Patient management
  7. Bioassy sample taking procedure
  8. Decontamination procedures
  9. Patient(s) exit from decon area
  10. E.D. Recovery
  11. Staff debriefing and critique

 

Hazmat Medical Associates
POLICIES

OUR HOSPITAL HAZMAT PROGRAM INCLUDES:

NO STUDENT LIMIT

SITE VISIT TO DISCUSS PLAN WITH HOSPITAL, HAZMAT TEAM, FIRE DEPT. AND EMS

  • Discuss the prehospital/hospital management of the hazmat patient with all agencies involved in patient management.
  • Assist in identifying a good hazmat patient decontamination area both in and out of the hospital.

WRITTEN PROCEDURES FOR THE “MANAGEMENT OF THE HAZMAT PATIENT” AT YOUR FACILITY
Site specific procedures for the management of the hazmat patient will include:

  • E.D. personnel responsibilities
  • Ten (10) step procedure on the management of the patient
  • Required protective clothing guidelines/donning instructions
  • Resources (i.e. Poison control, Chemtrac)
  • Color coded diagrams of selected patient decontamination sites.

FIVE HOURS OF CLASSROOM TRAINING
Training will include:

  • Initial notifications from prehospital provider (req. information)
  • Emergency department preparation/resources
  • Staff preparation (personnel protective equipment)
  • Patient arrival/transfer
  • Medical Management
  • Biassay Sampling
  • Patient decontamination
  • Patient/staff exit from decontamination area
  • E.D. Recovery
  • Staff debriefing/critique

THREE HOURS OF HANDS-ON TRAINING

  • Staff members will don protective clothing
  • Staff will go through entire hazmat procedure from start to finish with an actual contaminated patient.
  • Staff will then critique their response to hazmat patient management.

GRADED HAZMAT MEDICAL EXERCISE STARTING IN THE FIELD WITH CONTAMINATED PATIENTS EXERCISING THE NEW HOSPITAL HAZMAT PROTOCOL TO INSURE PLAN IS EFFECTIVE.

 

 

 

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