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Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

If you are licensed in Nevada, your state-mandated course is Nevada: Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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Author: Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: October 1, 2024
Course price: $35

Course Summary

Defines terrorism, bioterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction and summarizes the diseases and agents most commonly used as chemical, biologic, radiologic, and nuclear weapons. Outlines CDC recommendations and best practices.

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Define terrorism, bioterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and list four main types of WMD.
  2. For a chemical weapons event, summarize the agents most commonly used, the epidemiologic clues to and symptoms of a chemical release, and the appropriate first-receiver actions.
  3. For a bioterrorism event, outline the CDC’s three categories of agents, the clinical features of high-priority agents, and the best practices and reporting procedures for first receivers.
  4. Describe the clinical features and treatment of exposure or injury from radiation, including acute radiation syndrome (ARS), and demonstrate ways to protect staff and patients during a radiation incident.