The goal of this program is to familiarize nurses and respiratory therapists with bioterrorism and its implications for care. Part 1 focuses on the history of bioterrorism, the healthcare provider’s role in recognizing symptoms produced by common bioterrorism agents, and information about anthrax and plague. Part 2 focuses on the healthcare provider’s role in emergency preparedness and response and 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
- Recognize the symptoms of most likely biological agents
- Describe the signs, symptoms, and management of anthrax and plague
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses 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
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.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 and 3/31/2014 to 3/31/2016.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
Gannett Education is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).