Training Course Catalog

HazMat for Healthcare™ First Responder/ Receiver Operations Level


A program that provides training in the defensive management of internal hazardous material incidents and the decontamination of contaminated victims, including mass decontamination. Includes the 4-hour Awareness course.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the need for, types, selection criteria and limits of protective equipment commonly used in HazMat incidents
  • Select, don and doff the proper personal protective equipment
  • Understand the hazards and limitations of personal protective equipment
  • Describe the purpose and need to implement the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
  • Verbalize definitions of basic hazardous materials terms
  • Apply basic hazard and risk assessment techniques to simulated hazardous materials incidents
  • Describe the aspects of control, containment, and confinement within your resources
  • Describe protective actions and rescue options
  • Describe understanding of relevant standard operating guidelines and termination of event procedures
  • Explain decontamination procedures for victims, personnel and equipment
  • Discuss application of relevant Standard Operating Guidelines for Spill Management and Patient Decontamination
  • Describe proper disposal and documentation procedures during a HazMat response
  • Discuss methods for mass decontamination
  • Participate as a team member in operation of a mass decontamination activity

Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • Hazard Control
  • Levels of PPE
  • PPE Capabilities and Limitations
  • PPE Demonstrations (Donning, Marieing, Doffing)
  • Personnel Monitoring
  • Practical Exercise (PPE Donning and Doffing Exercise)
  • Safety Systems
  • Monitoring Devices
  • HICS, Organization Charts, Job Action Sheets
  • Spill Management vs. Decontamination
  • Basic Hazard and Risk Assessment (HARM Worksheet)
  • Action Planning
  • Site Safety Plan
  • Contain, Control, Confine, Rescue
  • What level of capability do I have with the resources and training that I have?
  • Defensive or Offensive
  • Protective Actions
  • Evacuation vs. Shelter-In-Place
  • Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs)
  • Management of the Contaminated Patient
  • Media Implications
  • Management of the Contaminated Patient
  • Decontamination Guidelines and Flow Chart
  • Mass Decontamination Discussion
  • Practical Exercise
  • Donning PPE
  • Setting up Decontamination Corridor
  • Decontamination Process Exercise
    Decontamination of Team Members
  • Doffing PPE
  • Proper Event Termination Activities
  • Post Event Monitoring and Disposal of Hazardous Materials
  • Post Event Documentation
  • Module Review
  • Course Review
  • Post Assessment and Module Evaluation
  • Course Evaluation
  • Course Track(s)

    HazMat for Healthcare™

  • Participants

    Up to 30

  • Length

    Up to 12 hours

  • Refresher Requirement


  • Prerequisites

    If not part of the course delivery, completion of HazMat for Healthcare™ First Responder/ Receiver Awareness Level or equivalent.