Weapons of Mass Destruction and Emergency Preparedness - CMEZ60045

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Emergency Preparedness

by Richard Stilp, RN, MA, CHSP and Janet Sprehe, DNP, APN-BC, RN-BC, CVRN and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
(4.4 / 1334 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (4.00 Credits)
Physician (4.00 Credits)

Price: $42.00
CE-PRO Price: $21.00


The government and healthcare facilities should continue to improve their approach to all-hazards preparedness, including preparedness for terrorist attacks with chemical, biological or radioactive weapons. The healthcare team’s knowledge and ability to recognize these conditions is critical to preparedness efforts and maintaining individual and the population’s health. This module gives an overview of weapons of mass destruction and their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. 


The goal of this course is to provide nurses with information about the medical consequences of an act of terrorism that involve weapons of mass destruction. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the possible acts of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction
  • Describe the protective equipment required for acts of terrorism
  • Identify the common symptoms and methods of treatment associated with exposure to or injuries caused by biological, chemical, radioactive, and nuclear agents
  • Discuss the reporting procedures for acts of terrorism and the use of the Health Alert Network

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
Physicians: 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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. 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.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 4.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 11/7/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/11/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/11/2019

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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LARRY K - Salt Lake City, UT  ·  Oct 11, 2019
Useful primer/refresher
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Randolph R - College Point, NY  ·  Oct 07, 2019
Great info helpful in increasing knowledge amd preparedeness
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Kenneth K - escondido, CA  ·  Oct 05, 2019
good depth and quality as we'll as excellent clarity
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Kelsey B - Salt Lake City, UT  ·  Sep 24, 2019
Well done but not applicable to my routine practice.
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Keith B - Nellis, AFB, NV  ·  Sep 09, 2019
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Price: $42.00
CE-PRO Price: $21.00