The course consists of a Virtual Bioterrorism Workshop. In this interactive workshop you will determine whether to rule out or refer
several organisms that are considered potential agents of bioterrorism by applying Laboratory Response Network protocols for Level A (sentinel)
laboratories. When a possible agent of bioterrorism cannot be ruled out, you
will view a video describing the clinical presentation and etiology of the
who handle biological and microbiological samples in clinical, reference,
public health, animal, research or teaching laboratories.
After completing this course, you will be able
- Rule out or refer organisms using approved Laboratory
Response Network protocols for Level A (sentinel) laboratories.
- Select the appropriate tests to use in determining
whether to rule out or refer an organism.
- Describe the notification processes if a presented
organism cannot be ruled out as a potential agent of bioterrorism.
- Describe the etiology and clinical presentation of the
Core Competencies for Public Health
Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment Skills
- 1A3. Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting,
analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
- 1A5. Selects valid and reliable data
- 1A6. Selects comparable data (e.g., data being age-adjusted to the same
year, data variables across datasets having similar definitions)
- 1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
- 1A9. Describes public health applications of quantitative and qualitative
- 1A14. Describes how evidence (e.g., data, findings reported in peer-reviewed
literature) is used in decision making
Presenter(s) and/or Content
Dr. Mike Pentella, PhD
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Creation and/or update
July 19, 2013