Outreach

Emergency Response to Bio-Terrorism

  

Emergency Response to Bio-Terrorism

INTRODUCTION TO MASS FATALITIES
Hours: 4 hours
Course description: This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of key issues to be addressed when developing mass fatalities response plans. It focuses on the primary functions that must be fulfilled in order to facilitate mass fatalities response and community recovery. Some of the concepts discussed in this course include: Essential Emergency Management Issues, Hazardous Materials Identification, Primary Sites of Mass Fatalities Response Operation, Headquarters Staff Processing Center, Disaster Site, Morgue Site, Family Assistance Center, and Management of Traumatic Stress. No final exam is required.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TERRORISM
Hours: 10 Hours
Course description: An act of terrorism can occur anywhere, at any minute, when you would least expect it. No jurisdiction, urban, suburban, or rural, is totally immune. Despite our security consciousness, if terrorists intend to wreak havoc it will be difficult to stop them. This course is designed to provide workers with the knowledge and information on how best to respond to such an attack.

WORKER SAFETY FOR DISASTER RESPONSE
Hours: 10 Hours
Course description: This course is designed to provide workers with the knowledge, information, and basic skills to work safely at a disaster site, a natural event or man-caused incident. Those taking this course will learn how to recognize potential hazards and the need for reporting hazards identified on assigned job tasks, helping them to ensure the health and safety for themselves and others. No final exam is required.

ANTHRAX THREAT & RESPONSE
Hours: 10 Hours
Course description: What is anthrax, why is it a terrorist agent, how can it be detected, who is at risk, when has it been used, where can I go for information? These and other questions surrounding Bacillus anthracis and the infection it causes are addressed in the Anthrax Module. Included is a virtual laboratory exercise to introduce sampling protocols.

SMALLPOX THREAT & RESPONSE
Hours: 10 Hours
Course description: Smallpox, a disease of the past and a threat for the future, is a Category A concern for the CDC. Cause, differential diagnosis issues, containment, and mitigation issues are addressed in the Smallpox Module. Included is a virtual laboratory exercise to test your ability to trace an outbreak.

TULAREMIA AND PLAGUE THREAT & RESPONSE
Hours: 10 Hours
Course description: Vector borne and endemic, these diseases are caused by bacteria harbored in the animal population and if aerosolized result in potentially deadly pneumonic infections. The role of the animals in our environment in the wake of an intentional release of these organisms is addressed along with descriptions of the bacterial agents in the Tularemia and Plague Module. Included is a virtual laboratory exercise identifying potential risks to the laboratory technician isolating these organisms for wound exudates.

BOTULISM AND OTHER FOOD-BORNE AGENTS THREAT & RESPONSE
Hours: 10 Hours
Course description: Our food supply arrives daily from all over the world. What is the potential for contamination, what agents are of particular concern to the CDC and what historical data do we have on food borne infections? This module addresses a variety of organisms and microbial toxins that have been identified by the CDC as potential food-borne agents of terrorism. Included is a virtual laboratory to acquaint the student with the multitude of potential scenarios for both intentional and accidental food-borne illnesses.

AGRICULTURAL AGENTS THREAT & RESPONSE
Hours: 10 Hours
Course description: In addition to the human element is the economic and psychological impact of a biological attack against the U.S. agricultural industry. Foreign animal diseases as well as encroaching plant pathogens are the focus of this module. A review of Foot-and-Mouth disease and Mad Cow Disease provide a basis for discussion of the other diseases addressed in this module. Included is a virtual laboratory tour of the European outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth disease to demonstrate the potential for widespread economic and psychological devastation among the general public as well as those directly employed in the agricultural industry.

    Hours: 74.00

CodeTypeFee
TU-ERESPBIOTOn Line925.00
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