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Preparing for Bioterrorism - 60068
Preparing for Bioterrorism
Nurses on the Front Line


60068 l 5.00 contact hrs
by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN and Jeff Hamilton, RN, BA, CEN and Knox Andress, RN, BA, FAEN
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Objectives:
The course will be discontinued on December 31, 2016. Please plan to finish the course by December 30th if you wish to earn credit for it.
 
The purpose of this program is to inform nurses about the history, epidemiology, diagnoses and treatment of the infectious agents most likely to be used in a bioterrorism attack. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss biological weapon use in the United States.
  • Identify potential bioterrorist agents and describe methods for dissemination.
  • Describe how to recognize bioterrorism, the initial patient assessment, and the isolation precautions and decontamination procedures used for each agent.
  • Discuss anthrax and smallpox, including the signs and symptoms and treatment options.
  • Discuss additional agents: botulism, plague, tularemia and the viral hemorrhagic fever viruses, including the signs and symptoms and treatment options.
  • Describe prophylaxis for the diseases.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 12/31/2016


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