Bioterrorism Review for Healthcare Professionals

Learn to identify and respond to major terrorist or mass casualty events with critical approaches. This course is essential for emergency medical personnel.

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the requisite knowledge to handle potential bioterrorism incidents. Given the evolving nature of threats and the global rise in bioterrorism activities, it's become paramount for healthcare professionals to be well-versed in the recognition of unusual disease patterns, identification of bioterrorism agents, and corresponding treatments. This course delves into the most common and lethal bioterrorism agents, their symptoms, and potential antidotes, preparing participants to effectively respond in these high-stakes scenarios. Moreover, it provides guidelines on implementing immediate medical interventions, coordinating with public health entities, and communicating risk information to the public. With the information garnered from this course, healthcare professionals can enhance their readiness to tackle bioterrorism events, ultimately playing a pivotal role in safeguarding public health during these crises.

This course satisfies the Nevada requirement for a 4-hour course on Bioterrorism.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the forms and the history of biological, chemical, and radiological bioterrorism

  2. Identify the role of the health care provider in the event of a bioterrorism attack

  3. Identify the categories of biological agents and common methods of dissemination

  4. Identify common bacterial and viral agents, including common symptoms and methods of treatment that may be used in a bioterrorism attack

  5. Identify common toxins including common symptoms and methods of treatment that may be used in a bioterrorism attack

  6. Identify types of agents used in a chemical attack including common symptoms and methods of treatment.

  7. Describe the ways in which terrorists may commit a radiological attack and the  various treatments that may be used following radiation exposure.

  8. Describe the various types of personal protective equipment that may be used when dealing with a biological, chemical, or radiological attack.

  9. Describe the role of the Health Alert Network

  10. Identify elements of a bioterrorism readiness plan

Additional Information

Course summary
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  • 4.00 ANCC
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Patricia Dunn DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Patricia Dunn DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse and 20 years as a Registered Nurse. She has served as an APRN for Florida Pain Institute, Heart Rhythm Associates of Brevard, House Calls of Central Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Walden University, Minneapolis.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 ANCC


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