Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness‚ Part 2 - 19-GANN-F3-0018

Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness‚ Part 2

Botulism and Smallpox

by Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI
19-GANN-F3-0018
(4.3 / 9 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Biological warfare remains a concern in the U.S., which suffered anthrax attacks in 2001. This module gives an overview of smallpox and botulism, including history, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Measures to prepare for emergency bioterrorism are also presented.

Objectives:

The goal of this program is to familiarize healthcare professionals with the ramifications of bioterrorism. Part 1 explored the history of bioterrorism, healthcare providers’ roles in recognizing symptoms produced by a biological terrorist attack, and information about anthrax and plague. Part 2 discusses botulism, smallpox, and the healthcare provider’s role in emergency preparedness in the event of an attack. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of botulism and smallpox and understand their medical management
  • List the recommendations of national agencies involved in emergency preparedness measures
  • Explain emergency preparedness measures for bioterrorism
 

 
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.
 
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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: 1/14/2002
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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Russell S - Orlando, FL  ·  Aug 14, 2019
Informative, useful. Good class.
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