Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness, Part 1 - RT286-60

Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness, Part 1

Anthrax and Plague

by Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD and Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI
RT286-60
(4.6 / 1220 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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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.
 
Respiratory therapists: 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 program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. This CE course is approved from 1/10/2012 to 1/10/2014, 3/31/2014 to 3/31/2016, 9/20/2016 to 9/20/2018, and 7/17/2019 to 7/17/2020.
 
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 12/17/2001
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/15/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/17/2020

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.

 

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Denis Y - Surprise, AZ  ·  Nov 18, 2019
Great course to learn from. Enjoyed very much
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Lewis R - Palmdale, CA  ·  Nov 17, 2019
very interesting history of Bio terrorism, useful to be familiar with these possibilities
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ALEJANDRO A - chino, CA  ·  Nov 05, 2019
this course was amazing I learned something new
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Jazmin E - yorba Linda , CA  ·  Nov 03, 2019
Very informative and a great read
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Africa N - Sacramento, CA  ·  Nov 01, 2019
Biological weapons and emergency preparedness is a good review regarding anthrax and plague. This topic is not talk about more often as it should.
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