Community Preparedness for Terrorism: Biological Weapons, Lesson Two (for Healthcare)- Anthrax and Smallpox
minutes (75 presentation/15 Q&A)
US has suffered due to the recent use of anthrax as a bioweapon by
terrorists. Currently, the US
government is spending billions of dollars developing a system to respond
to the bioweapons threat. In
this lecture, the second of two lectures on this topic, Dr. Siegelson will
discuss the use of anthrax and smallpox as bioweapons.
He will review the findings of the 2001 anthrax attacks.
In addition, he will review the use of smallpox as a weapon, its
clinical effects, and the controversies surrounding the potential use of
Emergency physicians and nurses, pulmonologists, internists, hospitalists, and critical care physicians, ICU nurses, hospital administrators, infection control practitioners, public health physicians and nurses (federal, state, local), members of hospital disaster committees, emergency managers (federal, state, local), hospital security, and homeland security.
the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
Understand the clinical effects of anthrax and smallpox.
Understand how to recognize and diagnose anthrax and smallpox
c) Understand the controversies surrounding the use of vaccines for anthrax and smallpox.
Understand why the US is spending billions of dollars preparing for a potential bioweapons attack.
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