Bioterrorism Training for the Healthcare Professional
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about bioterrorism – and the medical consequences of an act of terrorism that involves the use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Course Publication Date: May 19, 2020

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:BTT041320
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Community & Home Health
Medical & Surgical Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Define “terrorism” and distinguish it from a criminal act and a mass casualty incident.

  • Discuss the bioterrorism training and curriculum development program.

  • Define “weapons of mass destruction” and list four bioterrorism agents.

  • Name three viral agents that might be used for a bioterrorist attack.

  • Name four signs and symptoms associated with radioactive and/or nuclear agents and methods of treatment.

  • Describe the differences between chemical nerve agents, botulinum toxin, and SEB.

  • Describe the psychological aspects of bioterrorism.

  • Discuss the reporting procedures for acts of terrorism that involve biological agents.

  • State four levels of personal protective equipment.

  • Describe a method of decontamination of a patient exposed to a bioterrorist agent.

  • Identify the information available on, and the use of, the Health Alert Network.


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