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    MARSOC Marines and Sailors Enhance Decontamination Skills [Image 5 of 9]

    MARSOC Marines and Sailors Enhance Decontamination Skills



    Photo by Cpl. Taylor Cooper 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force   

    Marines and Sailors with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command begin giving a simulated casualty medical treatment during an Advanced Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical Course at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 13, 2018. The Marines and Sailors participated in the course to enhance critical individual and collective CBRN skills in the face of complicated problem sets. The scenarios they encountered included setting up decontamination points and medically treating simulated victims in a notional contaminated environment. This training evolution is the first time the Defense Threat Reduction Agency supported the 2-week course for any Marine Corps unit. The course is divided into two blocks. The first block, intended for medical personnel, the Advanced Hazardous Material Life Support Provider Course and grants graduates certification in differentiating between elevated levels of toxins and the clinical implications. The second block, which predominantly consists of a practical application portion, requires both medical and non-medical personnel to work together in a field setting, while wearing personal protective equipment, with the goal of exercising clinical and planning strategies that facilitate self-recovery from a CBRN event. The problem sets presented are designed to help improve the outcomes of multisystem trauma patients who require decontamination as well as treatment for sign and symptoms of CBRN agent toxicity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Taylor W. Cooper)



    Date Taken: 12.13.2018
    Date Posted: 12.21.2018 16:12
    Photo ID: 4993940
    VIRIN: 181213-M-AM926-199
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 2.84 MB
    Location: CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, US

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