Article Out Loud - Hospital Preparedness for 'Chemical/Detergent' Suicides

An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal,  March 07, 2012.

First responders and hospital staff can become secondary casualties to certain types of incidents. This 2012 article describes precautions that personnel must take when responding to chemical and detergent suicides.

Narrated by Randy Vivian.

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Craig DeAtley

Craig DeAtley, PA-C, is director of the Institute for Public Health Emergency Readiness at the Washington Hospital Center, the National Capital Region’s largest hospital. He also is the emergency manager for the National Rehabilitation Hospital, and co-executive director of the Center for HICS (Hospital Incident Command System) Education and Training. He previously served, for 28 years, as an associate professor of emergency medicine at The George Washington University. In addition, he has been both a volunteer paramedic with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Fire and Rescue Department and a member of the department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team. An Emergency Department PA at multiple facilities for over 40 years, he also has served, since 1991, as the assistant medical director for the Fairfax County Police Department.



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