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MNA and MEMA co-host course on HazMats

The MNA, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), is holding an educational program on Feb. 11th and again on Feb 25th for nurses, physicians, EMTs and hospital support staff on emergency medical reponse to hazardous materials and acts of terrorism. Information on the program and who to contact to pre-register is provided below. A PDF formatted flyer on the progam is also attached. Please share with those who might be interested in participating.

  • Emergency Medical Response to Hazardous Materials and Acts of Terrorism (Program limited to 25 participants – lunch will be provided)
  • February 11 or 25, 2002 * 9:00am-5:00pm
  • MNA Headquarters * Canton, MA

Course Objectives:
The MEMA is sponsoring this program on Emergency Medical Services in response to Hazardous Materials and acts of Terrorism. The program is specifically designed for Physicians, Nurses and EMTs, and Hospital Support Staff to provide education in the treatment of individuals exposed to chemical and biological agents. Program will include identification of hazardous materials, toxicological and biological effects of chemicals and biological acts of terrorism. The chemical profile of common agents, the decontamination procedures, the personal protective equipment will be discussed. CDC Guidelines for surveillance of exposed nurses and other healthcare workers and nursing interventions for patient care will be identified. Class size is limited to 25 participants per session. Please reserve your space early.

Featured Speakers:
Anthony Fucaloro EMT
Captain Lawrence P. Ferazani
Evie Bain, RN, M.Ed, COHN-S

MNA Members $45 All Others $65

Chemical Sensitivity:
Scents may trigger responses in those with chemical sensitivities. Men and women are requested to avoid wearing scented personal products when attending this meeting/program.


Refunds for educational programs will be issued up to two weeks before the program date minus 25% processing fee. Requests for refunds will not be honored within the 14 day period of the program date.

Contact Hours:
Continuing education contact hours will be awarded by the Massachusetts Nurses Association which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Program Cancellation:

MNA reserves the right to cancel programs when registration is insufficient.


Registration will be processed on a space available basis. Formore information or to register, contact Theresa Yanetty in the MNA Nursing Department at 800.882.2056, x727.