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Preparing for and Responding to Bioterrorism: Information for the Public Health Workforce

This guide emphasizes the application of skills and knowledge to the public health worker's role in preparedness and response.

Quick Facts

Topics: Tools and Resources, Bioterrorism, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Epidemiology

Format: Toolkits and Guides

Time: 1 day

Cost: Free

Description

This guide emphasizes the application of skills and knowledge to the public health worker's role in preparedness and response. Modules include information about the smallpox vaccine and preventative measures for other biological agents.

These materials can be used for self-paced study or by those wanting to train others in issues pertinent to preparing for and responding to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.

Learning Objectives

  • Define bioterrorism
  • List epidemiologic clues that suggest a deliberate, as opposed to spontaneous, source of disease
  • Describe his or her potential role(s) in responding to a public health emergency
  • Describe the general characteristics of and appropriate infection control measures for potential agents of biological terrorism: anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers

Intended Audience

Public health workers who would be responding to a bioterrorism event or who are seeking more information about bioterrorism preparedness

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Quick Facts

Topics: Tools and Resources, Bioterrorism, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Epidemiology

Format: Toolkits and Guides

Time: 1 day

Cost: Free

Format

This curriculum is divided into six major sections: Introduction to Bioterrorism, Emergency Response Planning, Diseases of Bioterrorist Potential, Health Surveillance and Epidemiologic Investigation, Consequence Management, and Communications and Informatics.

The slide sets and accompanying instructor's manuals are designed for the in-person training and education of public health workers, or for independent study.

Curriculum Development Team

The following people and organizations provided information and support in the development of this curriculum.

Project Coordinator
Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, GA

Lead Developer
Jennifer Brennan Braden, MD, MPH
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Design and Editing
Judith Yarrow
Health Policy Analysis Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Additional technical support provided by a number of public health professionals in our region. Please see the files themselves for acknowledgement of their contribution.

Last updated: 2003

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