Chemical Terrorism Clinical Specimen Transport


The release of a dangerous chemical is a real possibility, whether it is an accidental or intentional release. It is important that we are all prepared to properly collect, transport and store clinical specimens for chemical analysis following an intentional or accidental chemical release. This course will address issues such as types of specimens to be collected, proper documentation and labeling of samples, chain of custody protocols and how to package and ship specimens from potentially exposed individuals.

Competencies Addressed:
• Recognize unusual events that might indicate an emergency and describe appropriate action.