Due to escalating occurrences of domestic and international terrorism, it is crucial for healthcare professionals to be aware and alert to presenting symptoms that may result from such violent acts. Quick identification of the cause of suspicious symptoms can help improve rapid diagnosis and treatment for better patient outcomes.
Being trained and prepared on how to respond to chemical, biochemical, and radiation attacks on our own citizens is essential for successful outcomes and to minimize damage to individuals and the community.
Knowing what targets, protocols, and resources are unique to Nevada has justified the requirement for Nevada nurses to take a course on bioterrorism (SNHD, 2021).
Public Health Preparedness (PHP): 775 684 5948
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program: 775 684 3224
280 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
702 759 1000
702 759 1671 (Emergency Preparedness Office)
Southern District Office 702 486 9054
After hours accident standby line 702 493 8764
Northern District Office 775 688 3750
After hours accident standby line 775 200 8173
2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, NV 89701
775 687 0300 (non-emergency calls)
775 687 0498 (emergency calls)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
800 232 4636 (800 CDC INFO)
888 232 6348 (TTY)
Emergency Preparedness and Response:
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
PO Box 117, MS-39, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865 576 3131
865 576 1005 (24-hour emergency [ask for REAC/TS])
Video on post-exposure protocol: https://orise.orau.gov/reacts/