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Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Nevada: Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

This course fulfills the bioterrorism continuing education requirement for all nurses licensed or seeking licensure in Nevada.

Itis not approved and does not fulfill the bioterrorism CE requirement for physicians or physician assistants.

Author:
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Susan Schmid earned BA degrees in History and European Studies from George Mason University, a Master's degree in Public History from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in History from Arizona State University.

In addition to her PhD she earned a Certificate in Scholarly Publishing from ASU. Susan has served as an editor for several scholarly presses. She worked as a desktop publishing specialist for Arizona State University and taught several courses for the History Department as well as "Introduction to Scholarly Publishing" and "Scholarly Editing" for the Scholarly Publishing Program.

 



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 2
  • Expiration date: September 1, 2018
  • Course price: $35

Course Summary

Defines terrorism, bioterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction and summarizes the diseases and agents most commonly used as chemical, biological, radiologic, and nuclear weapons. Outlines CDC recommendations and best practices and discusses the components and use of the Nevada Health Alert Network (HAN).

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Define terrorism, bioterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and list four main types of WMD.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Discuss the components and use of the Nevada Health Alert Network (HAN).

    Instructions
  • Online
  • Study the course, take the test, register and pay, print your certificate. Done!

  • Print Option
  • Click "Print Option" to print a hard copy with mail-in instructions.

  • Take the Test