WVA local doctors learn about bioterror preparedness and response
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February 7 '07: In West Virginia, members of the Wheeling medical community, state, county and local emergency management officials as well as fire chiefs, and physicians are scheduled to gather at a symposium designed so that they can discuss ways in which hospitals and the medical community can prepare and respond to a bioterror attack, the Wheeling Intelligencer reported.
The bioterror symposium at the Ohio Valley Medical Center "will earn two continuing education credits during the event. ... Local and state officials are expected to speak on a variety of topics related to bioterrorism, including preparedness on the state and local levels for nuclear, biological and chemical incidents," the Intelligencer continued. Also included in the symposium's syllabus will be management of the Hospital Incident Command System, decontamination of equipment used in a bioterror response and "how to manage patients exposed to nuclear, biological and chemical agents," the local paper reported.
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