Bioterrorism

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Bioterrorism and Other Emergencies: Be Prepared, Be Safe

Product code: M235        

Overview:

Planning and preparing to provide care in the event of a bioterrorism attack or other emergency is a critical part of working in any healthcare environment. But planning is more than knowing where emergency supplies and exits are. Planning also involves ensuring that healthcare workers know how to keep safe, both physically and mentally. This includes having the families of healthcare workers be prepared for disasters. Studies have shown that providing care to disaster victims is impaired when healthcare workers are concerned about their own families' safety.

This program is designed to help healthcare workers prepare themselves at work, at home and in the community at large, to respond to bioterrorism and other emergencies.

Objectives:

After viewing this program the viewer should be able to:

  • Describe the types of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Describe the types of mass casualty disasters.
  • Describe how to plan for your own family's safety.
  • Describe the facility's disaster plan.
  • Describe the types of personal protective equipment.
  • Describe how community wide planning is used to prepare for disasters.

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Getting Ready for Terrorism: Preparing the Healthcare Community for Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Weapons

Product code: M214        

Overview:

Terrorism is real. The whole world woke up to this fact on September 11, 2001 in an attack that stunned the United States with its ferocity and its unthinkable nature. Now, all of a sudden, we were all vulnerable and terrorist attack is indeed thinkable. This program discusses these forms of terrorism, the steps that are already underway in the United States to redefine the old focus of disaster preparedness toward disaster management and to enlist healthcare institutions at every level into a comprehensive community-wide management system to address preparedness so we will be ready if terrorism arrives again.

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On the Font Line: Bio Terror Preparedness

Product code: 78739        

Overview:

Work in healthcare is often related to the trends and focus of public concerns. In this informative program, On The Front Line will address how to be prepared in the event of a deliberate use of biological or chemical agents within the population. Topics include: Identification and early response, communication, infection control policies and procedures along with signs and symptoms.

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