Resident Course • FIBWA
Course • BAIT Course
Knowledge of the extensive biological and chemical weapons programs in other countries,
and use of these weapons by terrorists both in the United States and abroad, have increased concern
about the medical management of biological and chemical agent casualties, whether on the battlefield
or domestically. Military and civilian medical and public health professionals must become
proficient in recognizing that a biological attack has occurred, activating the appropriate agencies
and personnel to investigate the event, treating casualties, and preventing spread of disease.
— Resident Course —
Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course (MMCBC)
(Course #6H-F26, School Codes 877 / 879)
USAMRIID and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD)
jointly conduct the Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties
The course is designed for Medical Corps and Nurse Corps officers; physician assistants; Medical Service
Corps officers in specialties 67B, C, or E; and other selected medical professionals. Classroom instruction,
laboratory, and field exercises prepare graduates to effectively manage casualties of chemical and biological
Classroom discussion includes the history and current threat of chemical and biological agent use, the
characteristics of threat agents, the pathophysiology and treatment of agent exposure, and the principles
of field management of threat agent casualties.
In the laboratory, attendees gain valuable, hands-on experience by participating in the resuscitation of
a laboratory animal exposed to a nerve agent simulant.
In the field, attendees practice the principles of personal protection, triage, treatment, and decontamination
of chemical casualties. During this exercise, attendees learn the capabilities and limitations of Mission
Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) when treating casualties in a contaminated environment.
This 6-day course is offered eight times each year at Fort Detrick and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Application for this course is via the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS). Requests
for attendance should be made through your training branch. The course is also available via several
distance-learning products, including satellite broadcast, video teleconference, and videotape series.
The course is approved postgraduate education for physicians and nurses, and is approved military education
for entry on the Officer Record Brief. Dates of upcoming courses are listed below.
Registration Information: http://ccc.apgea.army.mil/courses/registration/registration.htm
The FY12/13 course schedule is as follows:
- 9-14 September 2012
- 28 October – 2 November 2012
- 17-22 March 2013
- 5-10 May 2013
- 8-13 September 2013
If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact
the course director, by e-mail at: Chief, Training, and Education Branch
or the Distance Learning Project Manager, by e-mail at: Distance Learning Project Manager
or write to: USAMRIID 1425 Porter Street ATTN: MCMR-UIM-O (Chief, Training, and Education Dept.) Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5011