Overview of C-B-R-N-E
CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is the common acronym used in weapons of mass destruction training to identify the categories of terrorist acts that may cause mass casualties.
C = Chemical
B = Biological
R = Radiological
N = Nuclear
E = Explosives
Responding to a Mass Casualty CBRNE Incident
FYI: VUMC Decontamination Center in the TVC circle may be in operation.
Refer to the How To section of the red Safety & Emergency Operations Manual.
The following information is available in the Emergency Operations Quick Reference flip book.
1. Activate unit/department sub-plan, assess staffing levels, send non-utilized staff to the Labor Pool, and contact off-duty staff as necessary.
2. All staff are required to remain on duty until released by the Incident Commander.
3. Conduct bed census and call Bed Management with Unit Status report.
4. Triage patients for possible discharge and complete the Discharge Center Information Form, MC4842 (available on edocs).
5. DO NOT discharge patients to the Discharge Coordination Center until directed by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
6. Contact Emergency Operations Center (EOC) if additional resources are required.
7. Assure all visitors have appropriate identification.
8. Secure unit if necessary.
9. Wait for announcement that the situation is cancelled before returning to normal operations.
10. Complete the Emergency Operations Critique Form for documentation of the incident and send it to the Dept. of Emergency Preparedness.
CBRNE: Emergency Preparedness Information
Information for Health Care Providers.
Available on CD-ROM, this program introduces the basics of C-B-R-N-E (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) training for all levels of health care providers. 1-3 hours of content based on level needed. Call 343-3189 to check out CD-ROM.
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Threats and Medical Realities Following Mass Casualty Incidents
Information designed to increase your awareness of the scope and problems concerning weapons of mass destruction; local and regional response systems prepared to respond to crisis; and understand the emergency response appropriate for the medical community. [view program]
Overhead announcement for POTENTIAL Mass Casualty CBRNE INCIDENT: Yellow Alert Stand-By For (Chemical, Plan, Bio Plan, Radiological Plan)
Overhead announcement for Mass Casualty CBRNE INCIDENT: Orange Alert Stand-By For (Chemical, Plan, Bio Plan, Radiological Plan)
Information for Health Care Providers. An introduction to the basics of C-B-R-N-E training for all levels of health care providers. 1-3 hours of content based on level needed. Call 343-3189 for CD-ROM.
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Threats and Medical Realities Following Mass Casualty Incidents[view program]