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Podcast Episode 31: CBRN for Dummies By COL Missy Givens

In this live recording, guest lecturer COL Missy Givens shares the CBRNe knowledge she has learned while working as a clinical toxicologist, among many other positions, around the world including as the SOCAFRICA Command Surgeon where she personally helped prepare members of 10th SFG(A) to deal with some of the most venomous snakes in the world.


  • Mask
  • Antidote
  • Rapid Spot Decon
  • Counter Measures
  • Head Injury and Hypothermia
  • Evacuation

CRESS for chemical agent identification

  • level of Consciousness
  • Respirations
  • Eyes (miosis)
  • Secretions
  • Skin (blisters)

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  1. Can I get permission to download this and post it on our Operational Medicine sharepoint site for Department of State. It will only be available to our medical providers and nurses at our diplomatic posts.

    Thank you

    Joe Pappamihiel

    C.J. Pappamihiel PA-C, MPAS, MMS Branch Chief, Multi-Casualty Event Preparedness MED/DMD/OM/SMP U.S. Department of State Google Voice: 703-957-9360 Dept Mobile: 954-600-9021


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