Decon: Who, What, When and How

Des Moines, IA US
March 4, 2015

The trauma conference will provide updates in diagnostics and treatment of health care problems affecting trauma patients.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, residents and medical students who have experience in the area of trauma.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the role and duties of the first receiver.
  2. Identify resources to access information on hazards/decontamination recommendations.
  3. Identify and interpret the hazards to victim and hospital personnel given various chemicals.
  4. Describe the terms exposure, contamination and secondary exposure.
  5. Define emergency, mass and technical decontamination.


Bob Suarez
Lieutenant, Special Operations, Des Moines Fire Department

Case Moderator

Willie McCiairen, MD, FACS
Trauma Services Medical Director, Mercy Medical Center



Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/04/2015 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/04/2015 - 8:00am CST
Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
East Auditorium
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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