Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy

5 Contact Hours

Author(s): Susan Jett Lawson, RCP, RRT-NPS.
Item#: V7177
Contents: 1 Course Book (58 pages)

Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Warfare: Implications for Practitioners

Price $44.95
Item # V7177
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Types of threats, risks to practitioners, protection and decontamination methods are discussed in this course that contains critical knowledge for all health care professionals.

AARC Approval #145520000

Course Objectives
    • Describe how a nuclear/biological/chemical agent can be absorbed, and the main route into the body of nuclear/biological/chemical warfare, as well as where most attacks will occur and who has been responsible for nuclear/biological/chemical terrorism prior to 2001.
    • Name which agent in all probability will be used and name the vaccines that are available for certain biological warfare agents.
    • Identify the classification of agent for anthrax, plague and cholera.
    • Use an alternate name for “Wool-sorters” disease.
    • Identify the etiology of the plague.
    • Describe the CXR of a victim of Tularemia warfare.
    • Describe the signs and symptoms of smallpox and the target organ for viral replication in viral hemorrhagic fevers.
    • Discuss toxins and botulism inhalation or ingestion signs and symptoms.
    • Recognize a substance from which Ricin is derived and classify Sarin.
    • Described trichothecene mycotoxin attack.
    • Name the country nerve agents were initially produced and the quickest method to deliver nerve agents in to the body.
    • Recognize the most common cause of death due to a sulfur mustard exposure.
    • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.