The goal of this program is to familiarize nurses and respiratory therapists 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 signs and symptoms of botulism and smallpox, and their medical management
- List the recommendations of national agencies involved in emergency preparedness measures
- Explain emergency preparedness measures for bioterrorism
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.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).