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Bioterrorism: Chemical Weapons And Radiation Terrorism

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

CE: 4 hours
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Course Summary

The use of biological, chemical or radiological weapons for acts of terrorism is a real possibility in the United States. Biological weapons include infectious agents and toxins caused by living organisms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists three categories of bioterrorism agents of A, B and C that are based on risk to public health and safety. Bioterrorism agents, chemical weapons, and the use of radiation for terrorist acts will be discussed. Additionally, responses to acts of bioterrorism and the need for preparedness are addressed from a local and national standpoint, as well as the role of healthcare personnel to assist the public to avoid the danger and suffering of a terrorist attack.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • History of Bioterrorism
  • Classification of Biological Weapons
  • Category A agents
  • Category B agents
  • Category C agents
  • Bioterrorism: Being Prepared and Recognizing an Attack
  • Psychological Issues and Bioterroism

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