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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 Course.

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 agent exposure.

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 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 six-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 approved postgraduate education for physicians and nurses, and is approved military education for entry on the Officer Record Brief.  MCBC is typically attended by physicians, nurses, physician assistants, senior medical NCOs and many other kinds of medical professionals.  People from every military service as well as civilians are encouraged to attend.  Dates of upcoming courses are listed below.

Registration:  I Am Interested. Fill out the request form and we will send you the application and instructions.

The FY19/20 course schedule is as follows:

  •  17-22 March 2019
  •  12-17 May 2019
  •  18-23 August 2019
  •  20-25 October 2019
  •  15-20 March 2020
  •  17-22 May 2020
  •  16-21 August 2020

If you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact the Distance Learning Project Manager, USAMRIID 1425 Porter Street ATTN: MCMR-UIM-O (Chief, Training, and Education Dept.) Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5011