Healthcare Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction


The purpose of this activity is to:

Provide learners with the information they need to protect themselves while providing care to individuals, and the public health in general, in the event of biological, chemical or radiological weapons of mass destruction.


Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe categories of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Identify symptoms of select biological, chemical and radiological threats.
  • Discuss treatment of select biological, chemical and radiological threats.
  • Describe personal protective equipment (PPE) for biological, chemical and radiological threats.
  • Discuss syndromic surveillance and reporting procedures for acts of terrorism involving biological agents.
  • Identify how to use the Health Alert Network.

Approval of this course does not imply endorsement of products by Access Continuing Education, Inc. or the Northeast Multi-State Division, An Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. No conflicts of interest are reported by the authors or by educational planning committee members.

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Approved By: The Nevada State Board of Nursing accepts continuing nursing education that is approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Access Continuing Education, Inc. is approved as a provider
CE Credits: 7.5 Contact Hours; credit available until 8/29/2019

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association. Program Code 020-215-082917.

Cost: $60.00 *NOTE: If your association, employer, or organization is paying for this course, and you log in utilizing the correct procedure provided by your association/employer/organization, you will not be charged upon completion of the test. Be sure to check with your association/employer/organization for the correct login procedure.
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Authors: Steve Weinman, RN, BSN
Michael Stitley, MS
Nicole Rondon, MPH, REHS, HO
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