Recognizing and Responding to Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies


This 2-hour class serves as an introduction of health professionals related to recognizing and responding to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. It is available both as a face-to-face presentation and as a web-based course. The class describes selected biological and chemical agents, etiology, symptoms, recommended treatement, and isolation precautions. Course aims are to educate healthcare providers to: 

  1. Recognize a public health emergency
  2. Protect themselves and others
  3. Activate the public health system
  4. Function as part of a healthcare team

Name: DuBois, Jan
Phone: 713-500-9421

Center of Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness
The University of Texas School of Public Health
1200 Hermann Pressler Drive
Room RAS W334
Houston, Texas  77030


Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture
Languages: English
Keywords: bioterrorism, disaster/emergency response, public health emergencies, biological agents, chemical agents, public health and medical roles, recognition of selected biological and chemical agents, etiology, symptoms, treatment, isolation recommendations
Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Respond: Isolation and Quarantine, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Respond, Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Downloadable, Reusable, Accessible, Interoptable
Learning Management System Compatability: Blackboard
Added: Fri May 04 13:14:45 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Fri May 04 13:14:46 -0400 2007