Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness, Part 2 - RT287-60

Biological Weapons & Emergency Preparedness, Part 2

Botulism and Smallpox

by Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI
RT287-60
(4.6 / 1056 ratings )

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

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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.
 
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: 1/14/2002
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/15/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/30/2022

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. 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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Beth P - Dalton, GA  ·  May 07, 2020
very interesting and useful information
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Larisa M - phoenix, AZ  ·  May 05, 2020
very informative and goes with what currently goes on with Covid 19 situation
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Danny H - San Jose , CA  ·  Apr 23, 2020
easy to follow and read along
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Beth S - Newport News, VA  ·  Apr 02, 2020
very interesting. did not know a lot of the info before
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Michael L - Reading, PA  ·  Mar 30, 2020
Good part of preparing us for a problem.
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