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When a terrorist attack involving biological, chemical or radiological agents occurs, healthcare workers must respond quickly. They must be extremely competent in recognizing the symptoms at play in patients who present at their institution for care. This course provides information regarding the symptoms and treatment of exposure to biological agents that may be used in a bioterrorist attack. The course also provides information on chemical and radiological agents that may be encountered in the event of a terrorist attack.


To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Being Prepared for Anything
  • Types of Hazardous Agents
  • Recognizing Symptoms of Exposure
  • Responding to a Bioterrorist Attack
  • Responding to Chemical Exposure
  • Responding to Radiological Exposure
  • Obligation to Report Suspicious Symptoms
  • Conclusion

    PURPOSE /

    The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare providers and others with an understanding of the symptoms of and treatment options for various medical conditions resulting from biological, chemical and radiological agents that may be used in a terrorist attack.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Define the most common biological, chemical and radiological agents that may be used in a terrorist attack.
  • Describe symptoms of the various agents.
  • Explain treatment protocols for medical conditions brought about by the various agents.

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    Responding to Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Agents of Terror Online course
    • Course ID:
      245039
    • Duration:
      n/a
    • Price:
      $50