Update on Training for the Nurse on Bioterrorism
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the medical consequences of an act of terrorism that involves the use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Course Publication Date: April 23, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:TNB041218
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Define “weapons of mass destruction” and list two types
  • State four levels of personal protective equipment.
  • List two types of biological agents.
  • Describe a method of decontamination of a patient exposed to a bioterrorist agent.
  • Discuss the reporting procedures for acts of terrorism that involve biological agents.
  • Name three viral agents that might be used for a bioterrorist attack.
  • Describe the psychological aspects of bioterrorism.
  • Name four signs and symptoms associated with radioactive and/or nuclear agents and methods of treatment.
  • Identify the information available on, and the use of, the Health Alert Network.
  • Define “terrorism” and distinguish it from a criminal act and a mass casualty incident


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