The Hospital Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Incidents (HM-CBRNE) course is an education and training opportunity for healthcare professionals to get the up-to-date and hands-on instruction regarding the preparation for and management of casualties from a CBRNE event. The training is provided by the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI). The course is taught by leading authorities in biological, chemical, radiation, and incident management. The content of the course focuses on facilitating mitigation of existing and potential gaps in hospital operations during a major weapons of mass destruction (WMD) event.
On 25-29 January, four students from the Biodefense Graduate Program had the opportunity to take the HM-CBRNE course: Deborah Cohen, Sally Huang, Maddie Roty, and Marisa Tuszl. Read their takeaways below.