Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness‚ Part 1 - 19-GANN-F3-0017

Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness‚ Part 1

Anthrax and Plague

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD and Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI
19-GANN-F3-0017
(4.6 / 17 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

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Summary:

Biological warfare remains a concern in the United States, which suffered anthrax attacks in 2001. This module gives an overview of anthrax and plague, including their history, natural causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize healthcare providers with bioterrorism and its implications for care. Part 1 focuses on the history of bioterrorism, the healthcare provider’s role in recognizing the signs and management of anthrax and plague infection, and measures the government has instituted in preparation for possible bioterrorism attacks. Part 2 focuses on the healthcare provider’s role in emergency preparedness and response and on keys to recognizing and responding to botulism and smallpox. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the history of bioterrorism
  • Describe the signs, symptoms, and management of anthrax and plague infection
  • Discuss measures the government has instituted in case of bioterrorism attacks
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, EMTS/paramedics, laboratory professionals, physicians, and respiratory therapists.
 
EMTS/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

Course Originally Released on: 12/17/2001
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/15/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/22/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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David V - Fairbanks, AK  ·  Oct 17, 2019
Excellent course with evidence based information and testing
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Laura S - norridge, IL  ·  Oct 17, 2019
informative but not really relevant to ems care other than transmission..
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stephanie h - brownwood, TX  ·  Oct 14, 2019
really good course on biological agents and their affects
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Thomas D - Canyon Country, CA  ·  Sep 22, 2019
this is a great overview of biological weapons
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Travis N - Fallon, NV  ·  Sep 20, 2019
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