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National Public Health Week April 5-11, 2004

 

  On-Line Training Tools


Role of the Local Sanitarian
Materials are courtesy of Robert W. Powitz, PhD, MPH, RS, CFSP, DLAAS - Forensic Sanitarian. www.sanitarian.com
Downloadable Word Document
   


WebQuest for Families and Teachers
Webquest is a teaching tool in which a task is presented to students and they use the internet to gain information on a subject.  As part of his graduate level instructional design course work, our Multimedia Technical Director Gene Carroll has developed a Webquest titled “Terrorism Response for Families.” This Webquest is designed to help students learn how to prepare themselves and their families for possible terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction.
   



Assessing Facility Bioterrorism Preparedness: A Guide for Infection Control Professionals
This e-learning program is designed to help ICPs in their vital role in facility assessment for bioterrorism preparedness. Tools, templates, scenarios, and resources are discussed for assessment and emergency management of a bioterrorist event. The roles of ICPs and public health are stressed in planning and coordination of emergency responses.
 
AFIP
NOVA Online
The companion Web site to "Bioterror," broadcast on February 12, 2002. The film followed three New York Times reporters as they delved into the murky past of bioweapons research and grapple with the current threat of anthrax and other attacks.
   

Coping with Bioterrorism -- The Role of the Laboratorian
November 9, 2001 - View Factsheet
 

Bioterrorism and the Healthcare Epidemiology/Infection Control Team
November 16, 2001 - View Factsheet
 

Risk Communication and Bioterrorism
December 6, 2001 - View Factsheet
   

AFIP

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
This site provides information about the pathogenesis and imaging of inhalational anthrax.
   

Anthrax: What Every Clinician Should Know
October 18, 2001
 

Anthrax: What Every Clinician Should Know, Part II
November 1, 2001 - View Factsheet
 

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Anthrax-Lessons Learned
November 29, 2001 - View Factsheet
 

Update on Options for Preventive treatment for Persons at Risk for inhalational Anthrax
December 21, 2001 - View Factsheet
 

Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know
December 13, 2001 - View Factsheet
 
AFIP
CDC Smallpox Vaccination and Adverse Events training Module 2002
This web site provides up-to-date information for medical professionals on the vaccinia (smallpox) vaccine, the method of vaccination and the spectrum of normal and adverse vaccination reactions.
 
 

Influenza -- Prevention, Detection, and Control
December 20, 2001 - View Factsheet
 

  Conferences

NACCHO Annual 2004 Conference
Shaping Our Potential: Competencies, Capacities, and Core Functions in Local Public Health
St. Paul, Minnesota July 14-16

   

National Conference on the Science and Law of Combating Terrorism
October 21-23, 2004, Pittsburgh, PA

   

Public Health Challenges Working Together for Our Future
2004 Public Health Professional Conference
May 16-20, 2004, Anchorage, Alaska

   

  Training Courses

USAMRIID

Summer Institute of Public Health Practice: Public Health Preparedness: Tools for the Frontline
August 2-6, 2004, Seattle, WA.

   
USAMRIID

Satellite Broadcast: Epidemiology and the Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Hosted by CDC
March 4, 2004 12:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern

   
USAMRIID

Satellite Broadcast: Epidemiology and the Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Hosted by CDC
March 11, 2004, 12:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern

   

Satellite Broadcast: Mass Vaccination Clinics: A Reality Check
March 18, 2004, 9-10:30 a.m. PT
Hosted by California Distance Learning Health Network

   
   
USAMRIID
Medical Management of Biological/Chemical Casualties Course
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD).
   
USAMRIID
Field Management of Biological/Chemical Casualties Course
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD).
   
Emergency Self Study
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Self-Study
(National Fire Academy). This course is a self-study, self-paced, paper-based document and is designed to provide the basic awareness training to prepare first responders to respond to incidents of terrorism safely and effectively. After completing the course, students who successfully fulfill the evaluation requirements will be eligible for a FEMA/BJA certificate of training. Target audience includes fire, emergency medical, hazmat, incident command and law enforcement responders (note: Acrobat Reader required.)

 

 
CDC
CDC Learning Resources
A collection periodicals, official statements, videos, and Conference schedules addressing bioterrorism preparedness and responses.
   
Noble Training Center
Noble Training Center
The U.S. Public Health Service Noble Training Center is an initiative of the Office of Emergency Preparedness. It is located in the former Noble Army Community Hospital at Ft. McClellan, AL. Noble Training Center is unique in that it is the only hospital facility in the U.S. devoted entirely to medical training for Weapons of Mass Destruction.
   
 

  Satellite Broadcasts

USAMRIID
“Advanced Topics on Medical Defense Against Biological and Chemical Agents”
January 8, 2003, 1-3p.m. ET
   
cdc
Broadcast: Smallpox and Vaccinia Laboratory Testing: A National Training Initiative
January 29, 2003, CDC
   
cdc
Broadcast: Clinical Management of Adverse Events Following Smallpox Vaccination: A National Training Initiative
February 4, 2003, CDC
   
cdc
HHS Teleconference on Smallpox Policy
December 14, 2002, CDC
   
cdc
CDC Bioterrorism Update: Smallpox Preparedness
December 5& 6, 2002, CDC Satellite Broadcast
   
cdc
The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century
The plenary sessions will be webcast by kaisernetwork.org June 17 -19.
To view this webcast anytime after June 19, 2002, go to www.kaisernetwork.org/healthcast/phl/jun02 or http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phlawnet/.
 
USAMRIID

"Detection Technologies in WMD Operations," Intergrating Public Works Operations With the Incident Command Structure," and "Operational and Scene Security",
June 26, 2002 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI)of St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL presents "CoMNET", a recurring bi-monthly videotape satellite training and news broadcast offering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) related awareness information to the nation's civilian and military emergency response communities.


Additional information available at:http://www.dlnets.com/ntpi_26Jun02.htm and
http://www.terrorism.spjc.cc.fl.us/

To register your downlink site on line go to: http://www.dlnets.com/ComNet1st.htm
Or contact Ed Kronholm's office Toll Free at 877-820-0305 or 888-820-4898.

 

  Case Studies

Update: Cutaneous Anthrax in a Laboratory Worker -- Texas, 2002
MMWR, June 7, 2002 / 51 (22):482
The investigation of the case of cutaneous anthrax in a laboratory worker indicated that the probable source of exposure was the surface of vials containing B. anthracis isolates that the worker had placed in a freezer. The case highlights the necessity of safe laboratory procedures and anthrax vaccination for workers handling B anthracis isolates.

Emerging Infectious Disease, Fall 2001 Inhalational Anthrax Case Summary Article

Update: Investigation of Anthrax Associated with Intentional Exposure and Interim Public Health Guidelines, October 2001
MMWR, October 19, 2001 / 50 (41);889-893

The Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak of 1979
Science 1994 Nov 18;266(5188):1202-8 (ABSTRACT)

An airborne outbreak of smallpox in a German hospital and its significance with respect to other recent outbreaks in Europe
Bull World Health Organ 1970;43(5):669-79 (CITATION)

Laboratory-Acquired Human Glanders
Maryland, May 2000 MMWR, June 23, 2000 / 49(24);532-5

Suspected Brucellosis Case Prompts Investigation of Possible Bioterrorism-Related Activity
New Hampshire and Massachusetts,1999, MMWR, June 16, 2000 / 49(23);509-512

An Outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae Type 2 Among Laboratory Workers Due to Intentional Food Contamination
(JAMA, 1997)

A large community outbreak of salmonellosis caused by intentional contamination of restaurant salad bars
JAMA 1997 Aug 6;278(5):389-95 (ABSTRACT)

 

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Biological Terrorism - Primary Care Preparedness

Audience:Primary Care Physicians
Content: Current as of November 2003.

   

Chemical Terrorism - Primary Care Preparedness

Audience:Primary Care Physicians
Content: Current as of November 2003.

   

Radiological Terrorism - Primary Care Preparedness

Audience:Primary Care Physicians
Content: Current as of November 2003.

   

Role of the Infection Control Professional

Audience:Infection Control Professionals
Content: Provides a detailed lecture on the emergency management model, preparedness in workforce training and planning, response, and lessons learned. Current as of May 2003.

   

Smallpox: Clinical Description & Recommendations for a Vaccination Program

Audience: Public Health and Health Care Workers
Content: Provides a detailed overview of smallpox disease, smallpox vaccination, side effects from vaccination, and how to set up and manage a mass vaccination clinic. Current as of February 2003.

   

Bioterrorism: A Clinical Review for Physicians

Audience: Physicians
Content: History, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, isolation, treatment, prophylaxis, and vaccination. Current as of July 2002.

   

Clinical Description and Epidemiology of Bioterrorism Agents: Anthrax, Smallpox, and Plague
Audience: Nurses & Infection Control Professionals
Content: Bioterrorism preparedness and the epidemiology of threee of CDC's Category A agents: anthrax, smallpox, and plague. Current as of April 2002.

   

Public Health Preparedness Toolkit: Key Resources for Public Health Departments
These references can be found in Key References on our site.
Audience: Public Health Professional
Content: Collection of resources to assist a public health department in bioterrorism preparedness. Current as of April 2002.
   

Bioterrorism Toolkit II: Key Resources for Infection Control Professional and Health Care Workers
These references can be found in Key References on our site.
Audience: Infection Control Professionals
Content: Collection of additional resources and updates to assist a healthcare facility in bioterrorism preparedness. Current as of April 2002.
   

Bioterrorism Toolkit: Key Resources for Infection Control Professionals and Health Care Workers
Audience: Infection Control Professionals
Content: Collection of resources to assist a healthcare facility in bioterrorism preparedness.
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  Reference Cards from CSB&EI

 
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Bioterrorism Reference Cards
Audience: Healthcare and Public Health Professionals
Content: Pocket-sized reference cards containing medical information including decontamination, isolation, treatment, prophylaxis, and vaccination recommendations. Current as of March 2002.

 
   Resources from McGraw-Hill Education
"The recent incidents of anthrax are forcing all Americans to confront a new and very unfamiliar challenge," said Robert Evanson, president of McGraw-Hill Education. "As a leading publisher of medical and science resources, we are providing medical professionals and the public with easy access to accurate and up-to-date information."
Harrison's Online
has created a new feature for medical professionals, Bioterrorism Watch, which is a collection of links to relevant chapters, articles, references, news, and other resources. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 15/e, is the world's best-selling and most authoritative internal medicine reference book, providing health professionals with in-depth information on diagnosis, treatment, and medical research.
 

 

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