Hazardous Materials Training - Industry


Hospital First Receiver

This course meets the requirements for JCAHO – Hospital First Receiver, and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for Awareness, and Operations Level training for workers at a hospital. This course is designed for hospital site workers who could potentially come into contact with patients who have been exposed to hazardous materials.



Category: Hospital Site Worker
Target Audience: Private Industry
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 24 Hours (3 days)
   Cost: Call for Pricing




First Receivers typically include personnel in the following roles: clinicians and other hospital staff who have a role in receiving and treating contaminated victims (e.g., triage, decontamination, medical treatment, and security) and those whose roles support these functions (e.g., set up and patient tracking).
First Responder Operations Level training is required for employees (including security staff) who have a role in the Hospital Decontamination Zone, as well as the hospital's contamination cleanup crew.
First Responder Awareness Level training is required for ED clerks and ED triage staff who might identify unannounced contaminated victims, then notify the proper authority), and security staff working outside the Hospital Decontamination Zone.


Training Schedule  
Day 1
  • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis walkthrough - One of the most important aspects of developing a solid workable emergency response plan is to know where you stand, and where you need to strengthen. The walk-through component looks at your facility from multiple angles. We will review your ERP with senior leadership to determine it's effectiveness. We will tour your facility and look for potential throughput issues, surge capacity plans, and security vunerabilities. We will evaluate your decontamination response capabilities and equipment. This process along with the exercise evaluation will result in a formal report that will be sent to senior leadership to assist in developing a stronger program.
Day 2 0800-1200 Module I – Awareness Level Training - Learn why it is so important to identify a contaminated patient and the reprocussions for not. You will learn why and how hazardous materials contaminted patients can hurt you, and potentially be devastating to your facility, staff, or other patients.
  1300-1700 Module II – Operations Level Training - This level will focus on the roles and responsibilities of the decontamination responase team (DRT). Team members will learn how to operate in a contaminated environment in chemical protective PPE, how to perform decontaminatiion on ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, where to set-up and how to operate the decontamination cooridor.
Day 3
  • Decontamination Practical Mini-Exercise - After you learn how this stuff can hurt you, and how we can protect ourselves you get get an opportunity to practice it. At RRT we believe in the practice like you play mentality, therefore we will deploy your entire decontamination system, suit up team members, establish a command team, and go through the process with water flowing. We will then Hotwash the exercise with all involved.



    Training Highlights
    - 8 hours of Operations Level Training, followed by hands-on decontamination training utilizing your facility’s equipment .
    - Follows JCAHO’s accreditation standards for decontamination and emergency planning.
    - Follows the guidelines of OSHA’s Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers.
    - Explains and portrays the use of ICS within a healthcare environment that is consistent with the most recent revision of the Hospital Incident Command System. (Not an HICS full course)
    - Helps healthcare facilities integrate with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
    - Provides awareness training that is appropriate for all healthcare personnel. - Provides in-depth training on the use of protective clothing and respiratory protection.