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Chemical Agents: Incapacitating Agents


Approximately 7 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Chemical Agents: Incapacitating Agents" is designed to give a brief overview of the three main types of incapacitating agents: hallucinogens, vomiting agents and riot control agents. A slightly more in-depth look at riot control agents will include their uses, clinical effects, and treatment options.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. Creation of the course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. List the major classes of chemical agents associated with potential terrorist activity and describe their routes of exposure, associated illnesses, and treatments.
  2. Initiate patient care within your professional scope of practice.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the three main types of incapacitating agents.
  2. Describe the major uses of riot control agents.

Target Audiences:

Public Health personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Other Emergency Medical Services personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.