Bioterrorism Agents

Topic: 
Bioterrorism, Chemical & Radiation Emergencies
Format: 
Online Course
Time: 
2 hours
Level: 
Introductory
University: 
Texas A&M University
PERLC: 
Training and Education Collaborative PERLC
Bundles: 
Terrorism

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Description: 

This course will review the characteristics of bioterrorism agents and their impact on public health. This course will also review case studies of several releases of common bioterrorism agents and provide resources that are available to Public Health agencies.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define bioterrorism
  • Understand bioterrorism trends
  • List the major biological warfare agents
  • Describe the CDC bioterrorism categories
  • Recognize a biological warfare attack
  • Describe the history and how each has been used as a bioweapon of the following bioterrorism agents: Anthrax, Variola (smallpox), The Plague, Tularemia, Botulism, Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses
  • Understand the effect/mode of toxicity of each bioterrorism agent
  • Review the symptoms of each bioterrorism agent
  • Describe the treatment options of each bioterrorism agent
  • List the ten steps to manage bioterrorism agents
  • Describe the interim notification procedure
  • Define the resources available to you in the event of bioterrorism
PHEP Capabilities: 
Responder Safety and Health
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation