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Massachusetts CHEMPACK Training Program 

Program overview

Welcome to the Massachusetts CHEMPACK Training Program. The CHEMPACK program is a part of the CDC's Strategic National Stockpile program and is designed to pre-position antidotes to expedite the treatment of individuals exposed to chemical nerve agents. These modules will provide training for all first responder, public health, public safety, and health professionals who may be involved in responding to a nerve agent incident. Designed by the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness (HSPH-CPHP) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, this training program was conducted as part of the CDC Centers for Public Health Preparedness grant.

Note: Each of the CHEMPACK modules are executable files that will download to your computer (they are not links to a web application).
   

Module 1

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Following this module, first responders, first receivers, and additional hospital personnel will be able to describe the CHEMPACK program, determine which situations require CHEMPACK assets, list the agencies involved in CHEMPACK, and explain the role each agency plays in CHEMPACK.
Note: We can no longer offer CME/CEUs for nurses, doctors, and pharmacists. We will initiate an application for those credits. Additionally, CEUs for EMTs/Paramedics are pending. You are welcome to complete this course for information’s sake at this time; if you require CEUs you may take the course again once they are approved.  (This note posted Feb. 2011) 

Module 2

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Following this module, first responders, first receivers, and additional hospital personnel will be able to explain what responders should do when they recognize a potential nerve agent incident, determine when to request deployment of CHEMPACK assets, describe notification procedures observed during the response, list steps taken to deploy CHEMPACK assets, and explain required after-action documentation.
Note: We can no longer offer CME/CEUs for nurses, doctors, and pharmacists. We will initiate an application for those credits. Additionally, CEUs for EMTs/Paramedics are pending. You are welcome to complete this course for information’s sake at this time; if you require CEUs you may take the course again once they are approved.  (This note posted Feb. 2011) 

Module 3

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Following this module, hospital personnel and pharmacists will be able to identify a CHEMPACK host agency's role and responsibilities, describe how CHEMPACK assets are maintained, and summarize when and how CHEMPACK assets should be mobilized.
Note: We can no longer offer CME/CEUs for nurses, doctors, and pharmacists. We will initiate an application for those credits. Additionally, CEUs for EMTs/Paramedics are pending. You are welcome to complete this course for information’s sake at this time; if you require CEUs you may take the course again once they are approved.  (This note posted Feb. 2011).

All three modules may also be downloaded in one zipped file, which may be easier to access for some computers or virus software programs.

Click here to access a zipped file with all three modules

It may appear that the word "material" is misspelled during the course as "materiel". This is not the case, as "materiel"  is used when assets are federally-owned. They become "material" when the state takes possession.

For questions, please contact:
Pamela E. Smith
Assistant Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator
Department of Public Health
Emergency Preparedness Bureau
23 Service Center
Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: (413) 586-7525 ext. 3112
Fax: (413) 785-9741
pamela.smith@state.ma.us
dph-snsinfo@state.ma.us