Update: A Review of Weapons of Mass Destruction
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the impact of weapons of mass destruction and the effect an attack would have on hospitals and healthcare professionals.

Course Publication Date: August 28, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:WMD073018
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD).
  • Discuss the history of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Describe what devices are defined as weapons of mass destruction.
  • Discuss characteristics of WMD incidents.
  • Name three types of biological agents used by terrorists.
  • Discuss the five ways nuclear material can be used by terrorists.
  • Discuss incendiary weapons.
  • List four types of chemical agents used by terrorists.
  • Discuss three types of explosive devices.
  • Describe basic principles of decontamination.
  • Discuss a typical hospital emergency response plan.
  • State two components of a hospital emergency management plan.


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