TableTop Exercise: Bioterrorist Attack on Food


The Bioterrorism Training and Emergency Preparedness Curriculum was developed to educate students and the public on information regarding bioterrorism preparedness and emergency response.

This tabletop learning activity is an opportunity for public health personnel and their local emergency response counterparts to gain knowledge and skills in preparing for and responding to a large-scale communicable disease or bioterrorist event. Participants will address a hypothetical bioterrorist incident in the form of an infectious disease outbreak. The exercise will enable participants to identify the communication, resources, data, coordination, and organizational elements associated with an emergency response. The exercise is not Incident Command System (ICS)-based because it emphasizes policy issues rather than operational procedures; however, as participants work through the scenario they will likely identify missing knowledge or understanding relevant to their specific ICS.

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Name: Veronica Acosta-Deprez
Phone: 562-985-7698

Department of Health Science

California State University Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840

Meta Information
Languages: English
Primary Audience: Health professions student
Target Capabiltities: Common: Communications, Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning, Common: Risk Management, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Protect: Epidemiologic Surveillance and Investigation, Protect: Food and Agriculture Safety & Defense, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Respond: Environmental Health, Respond: On-site Incident Managment, Respond: Public Safety and Security Response, Respond: Responder Health and Safety
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect, Respond, Recover
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analyst/Investigation, Synthesis or Evaluation
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - Attribution
Is Product...: Downloadable, Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Fri Mar 02 20:46:48 -0500 2007
Last Updated: Fri Jun 08 01:44:18 -0400 2007