Role of the Nurse in Bioterrorism Preparedness: A New Training Resource

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148053
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Presentation
Title:
Role of the Nurse in Bioterrorism Preparedness: A New Training Resource
Abstract:
Role of the Nurse in Bioterrorism Preparedness: A New Training Resource
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Rebmann, Terri, RN, MSN, CIC
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Louis University
Title:Infectious Disease Specialist
Co-Authors:Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, CIC; R. Gregory Evans, PhD, MPH
Issue: Numerous bioterrorism preparedness programs are currently being developed. However, most initiatives have focused on the acquisition of medications, vaccines and medical supplies and planning for distribution of such. Nurses have received very little education on bioterrorism, with most available training focusing on the clinical description of potential bioterrorism agents rather than the role the nurse will play in bioterrorism preparedness and response. Project: A training program was developed to provide bioterrorism preparedness tools, resources, and education for nurses. This program addresses the role of the nurse in bioterrorism response, including the epidemiology of bioterrorism and ways nurses can aid in development and implementation of a bioterrorism response plan. Nursing specialty-specific strengths and application of these skills toward bioterrorism preparedness are emphasized. A literature review was conducted and programmatic objectives were written. Content was developed and reviewed by various bioterrorism and nursing experts. Results: The program requires approximately 1.5 hours to complete, but is broken into modules that may be completed separately. Content delivery is available in a variety of formats including DVD, CD-ROM, videocassette, PowerPoint slides, audio and written formats. A pre and post-test exam is included to assess participant knowledge before and after the program. CEUs are available free of cost to participates that successfully complete the full program and post-test exam. Lessons Learned: Nurses will be at the forefront during preparation for and response to a bioterrorism attack. Despite this, many nurses lack the knowledge, tools and resources necessary to prepare for and mount an effective response to such an attack. “Role of the Nurse in Bioterrorism Preparedness” is a training program designed to provide nurses a foundation as they work to assist in the development and implementation of a bioterrorism response plan.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRole of the Nurse in Bioterrorism Preparedness: A New Training Resourceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148053-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Role of the Nurse in Bioterrorism Preparedness: A New Training Resource</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rebmann, Terri, RN, MSN, CIC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Louis University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Infectious Disease Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rebmannt@slu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, CIC; R. Gregory Evans, PhD, MPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Issue: Numerous bioterrorism preparedness programs are currently being developed. However, most initiatives have focused on the acquisition of medications, vaccines and medical supplies and planning for distribution of such. Nurses have received very little education on bioterrorism, with most available training focusing on the clinical description of potential bioterrorism agents rather than the role the nurse will play in bioterrorism preparedness and response. Project: A training program was developed to provide bioterrorism preparedness tools, resources, and education for nurses. This program addresses the role of the nurse in bioterrorism response, including the epidemiology of bioterrorism and ways nurses can aid in development and implementation of a bioterrorism response plan. Nursing specialty-specific strengths and application of these skills toward bioterrorism preparedness are emphasized. A literature review was conducted and programmatic objectives were written. Content was developed and reviewed by various bioterrorism and nursing experts. Results: The program requires approximately 1.5 hours to complete, but is broken into modules that may be completed separately. Content delivery is available in a variety of formats including DVD, CD-ROM, videocassette, PowerPoint slides, audio and written formats. A pre and post-test exam is included to assess participant knowledge before and after the program. CEUs are available free of cost to participates that successfully complete the full program and post-test exam. Lessons Learned: Nurses will be at the forefront during preparation for and response to a bioterrorism attack. Despite this, many nurses lack the knowledge, tools and resources necessary to prepare for and mount an effective response to such an attack. &ldquo;Role of the Nurse in Bioterrorism Preparedness&rdquo; is a training program designed to provide nurses a foundation as they work to assist in the development and implementation of a bioterrorism response plan.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:39:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:39:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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