Bioterrorism Content in the Nursing Curricula: A Creative Approach

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149708
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Presentation
Title:
Bioterrorism Content in the Nursing Curricula: A Creative Approach
Abstract:
Bioterrorism Content in the Nursing Curricula: A Creative Approach
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Gaskins, Susan, RN, MPH, DSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alabama
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Melondie R. Carter, DSN
[Clinical session research presentation] Since September 11, 2001 the United States has recognized that the threat of bioterrorism is real.  Nurses are recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as key players in disaster response efforts. However, bioterrorism knowledge among nurses and nursing students has been reported to be low and textbooks do not include comprehensive information about bioterrorism preparedness. The Capstone College of Nursing at the University of Alabama has collaborated with the Public Health Department to design an educational experience for community health students on bioterrorism/disaster preparedness. Content areas include: a) the National Stockpile, b) the Planned Response to Pandemic Influenza provided by the Health Department, c) recognition and treatment of biological threats, and d) caring for a patient with smallpox using a human patient simulator.  Information on the National Stockpile is presented using a Center for Disease Control and Prevention video entitled "Strategic National Stockpile Guidelines and Overview for State and Local Planners". The Emergency Preparedness and Epidemiology Office personnel from the Health Department do a PowerPoint presentation entitled "Understand, Plan and Respond to Pandemic Influenza." This presentation emphasizes preparedness and prevention of panic. The personnel also do a PowerPoint presentation entitled "Understanding and Preparing for Bioterrorism", which covers Category A, B, and C agents. In the human simulator clinical experience, students recognize and care for a patient with smallpox.  A human patient simulator is a teaching strategy that brings learning alive due to the hands-on interactive approach in a multidimensional environment. Prior to the experience, students receive learning objectives, pertinent questions and assigned readings. Schools of Nursing are in a position to prepare our future nurses by integrating bioterrorism content into the curricula. The community health faculty has developed a creative and comprehensive approach with community agencies to present bioterrorism content.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleBioterrorism Content in the Nursing Curricula: A Creative Approachen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Bioterrorism Content in the Nursing Curricula: A Creative Approach</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gaskins, Susan, RN, MPH, DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alabama</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sgaskins@bama.ua.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Melondie R. Carter, DSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Since September 11, 2001 the United States has recognized that the threat of bioterrorism is real.&nbsp; Nurses are recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing&nbsp;as key players in disaster response efforts.&nbsp;However, bioterrorism knowledge among nurses and nursing students has been reported to be low and textbooks do not include comprehensive information about bioterrorism preparedness.&nbsp;The Capstone College of Nursing at the University of Alabama has collaborated with the Public Health Department to design an educational experience for community health students on bioterrorism/disaster preparedness.&nbsp;Content areas include: a) the National Stockpile, b) the Planned Response to Pandemic Influenza provided by the Health Department, c) recognition and treatment of biological threats, and d) caring for a patient with smallpox using a human patient simulator.&nbsp; Information on the National Stockpile is presented using a Center for Disease Control and Prevention video entitled &quot;Strategic National Stockpile Guidelines and Overview for State and Local Planners&quot;. The Emergency Preparedness and Epidemiology Office personnel from the Health Department do a PowerPoint presentation entitled &quot;Understand, Plan and Respond to Pandemic Influenza.&quot; This&nbsp;presentation emphasizes preparedness and prevention of panic.&nbsp;The personnel also do a PowerPoint presentation entitled &quot;Understanding and Preparing for Bioterrorism&quot;, which covers Category A, B, and C agents.&nbsp;In the human simulator clinical experience, students recognize and care for a patient with smallpox.&nbsp; A human patient simulator is a teaching strategy that brings learning alive due to the hands-on interactive approach in a multidimensional environment. Prior to the experience, students receive learning objectives, pertinent questions and assigned readings. Schools of Nursing are in a position to prepare our future nurses by integrating bioterrorism content into the curricula.&nbsp;The community health faculty has developed a creative and comprehensive approach with community agencies to present bioterrorism content.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:07:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:07:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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