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Continuing Education & Training

AHRQ's Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections Sites
Designed to provide resource information and continuing education about rare infections and potential bioterrorist agents. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in cooperation with the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Includes online continuing education modules.
American College of Physicians: Bioterrorism Resources
APIC Education
A list of courses and training from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AND ITS CUTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS
Developed by the Internet Dermatology Society. Part of The Electronic Textbook of Dermatology. Covers the history and background of biological weapons and by reviewing agents that cause cutaneous disease.
Center for Public Health and Disasters
From the UCLA School of Public Health. Designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Academic Center for Public Health Preparedness. Offers multiple graduate level courses in public health and natural disasters. Courses offered through UCLA Extension to non-UCLA students.
Chemical Casualty Care Division: Computer Based Training
Offers many online resources and training opportunities. Provides satllite broadcasts
Child with a Suspected Anthrax Exposure or Infection
From the American Academy of Pediatrics. Description of anthrax with particular emphasis on treating the disease in children.
MUSC only
MDConsult Books
(MDConsult)
Disaster Medicine
by Jonathan L. Burstein, MD, FACEP, David E. Hogan, DO, FACEP. A comprehensive reference on disaster medicine written by physicians with disaster experience. Covers all types of disasters and acts of terrorism
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide
From the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
MUSC only
eMedicine: Disaster Resources
Provides access to a large number of chapters on chemical, biologic and other toxic agents; disaster management and trauma; and grief and bereavement. Login and select Disaster Resources from left side of the screen. Another option is to search for a specific disease or agent in the search box. Selected chapters available as a PDA download.
MUSC only
eMedicine: Ricin
Login to eMedicine. Type ricin into the search box.
Emergency Response Resources
From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Emergency Response: Core Competencies for All Public Health Workers (April 2001)
From the Center for Health Policy, Columbia University School of Nursing.
Emergency War Surgery
Enviro-Health Links
(National Library of Medicine)
Provides links to Internet resources on toxicology and environmental health issues of recent special interest.
Field Management of Chemical Casualties Handbook
Requires registration with the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense.
Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters
From Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services. Designed for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster.
Health Care Services: Bioterrorism Preparedness
Initial Management of Irradiated or Radioactively Contaminated Personnel-BUMED Instruction 6470.10A
From the Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. A section of the Virtual Naval Hospital. Provides information about the initial exposure assessment, management, and treatment of individuals who are irradiated or externally or internally radioactively contaminated.
Lowcountry CERT
This site provides information about the ways in which volunteer citizens organize to provide first response assistance during emergencies.
Mass Prophylaxis/Vaccination Campaign Staffing Model
From the Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Mass Trauma Preparedness and Response, CDC's Injury Center
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Designed to provide information and tools to help the public, public health professionals, and clinicians prepare for and respond to mass trauma.
Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Handbook
Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism
Includes a Terrorism Knowledge base providing information about specific groups and incidents and a Responder Knowledge Base to serve the needs of Emergency Responders.
Microbiology and Immunology On-line
From the Universiity of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Microbiology
National Laboratory Training Network (NLRN)
Sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories & The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes materials for laboratory training.
NATO HANDBOOK ON THE MEDICAL ASPECTS OF NBC DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS AMedP-6(B)
A handbook for medical officers relating to the medical aspects of nuclear biological and chemical operations. It provides reference material and functions as a training resource.
Nature: Focus on Anthrax
Provides links to the full-text of articles from Nature about Anthrax
Nuclear Biological Chemical Preparedness Final Report
This report outlines the objectives, content, and competencies for the training of emergency medical technicians, emergency physicians, and emergency nurses to care for casualties resulting from nuclear, biological or chemical (NBC) incidents. Produced by the Office of Emergency Preparedness, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Medical Toxicology, the American Hospital Association, the American Nurses Association, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc, the Emergency Nurses Association, the International Association of Fire chiefs, the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Directors, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Prenatal Radiation Exposure: A Fact Sheet for Physicians
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Preparing for Terrorism: Tools for Evaluating the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program
Textbook providing three evaluation tools and a three-part assessment method for evaluating local capabilities for dealing with chemical, biological, or radiological terrorism. Choose the Read option from the middle of the page to read the text for free.
Radiation Disasters: Preparedness and Response for Radiology Oncology
(American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American College of Radiology & American Association of Physicists in Medicine)
Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site(REAC/TS)
Center provides support to various national & international organizations in the medical management of radiation accidents and educational opportunities addressing the medical aspects of radiation accident managment.
Radiation Health Protection Manual - NAVMED P-5055
PDF version.
Recognizing Waterborne Disease And The Health Effects of Water Pollution: Physician On-line Reference Guide
A continuing education program sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine. Provides a repository of educational information and preparedness resources to help practicing physicians recognize and evaluate waterborne diseases and to be able to manage the health effects of water pollution or contamination.
SC Prepares
This website functions as a clearing house for training efforts in South Carolina related to public health, bioterrorism and disasters. Designed for health care professionals and first responders. This site was produced by the Training Advisory Sub-Committee (TASC), a subsidiary of the South Carolina State Bioterrorism Advisory Council. It is managed by SCETV.
SC Training Resources for Public Health, Terrorism & Disaster Preparedness
This website functions as a clearing house for training efforts in South Carolina related to public health, bioterrorism and disasters. Designed for health care professionals and first responders. This site was produced by the Training Advisory Sub-Committee (TASC), a subsidiary of the South Carolina State Bioterrorism Advisory Council. It is managed by SCETV.
Smallpox and its eradication.
This textbook was published in 1988 and is currently out of print. The World Health Organization makes this web site available
Smallpox and Vaccinia, Chapt. 6 of Vaccines
Only Chapter 6: Smallpox and Vaccinia, is available for this book.
Smallpox as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public Health Management
An article, JAMA1999;281(22):2127-37. One of several articles on bioterrorism by the Working Group on Civilian Biodefense, online at the JAMA website as consensus statements, free of charge.
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Smallpox Vaccination and Adverse Events Training Module
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes normal and adverse reactions to vaccination. Provides information about transmission and testing. Excellent images.
South Carolina AHEC Bioterrorism Net
(SC AHEC)
Bioterrorism Net addresses the training needs of practicing healthcare professionals in SC for bioterrorism and public health emergency event recognition and response. Information about online courses and training locations are regularly posted on this site.
STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING, HANDLING AND SHIPMENT OF BIOMEDICAL SAMPLES
This document provides information on procedures for obtaining, handling and shipment of biomedical samples for analysis as described in TB MED 296 at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD). This is a Micorsoft Word document and must be downloaded from the above site ( see red box in upper right corner of the screen.)The analytical methodologies utilized for sample analysis are for forensic investigational purposes only. They are not FDA approved clinical procedures and are not intended to provide the physician with information to implement or modify treatment.
Terrorism Information Center
Provides access to a database of eDocuments includinginclude reports, articles, fact sheets, and links to websites with terrorism-related information. Also provides access to selected ebooks and ejournals upon registration. These are copyrighted materials. Research assistance is available via email and telephone.
Training
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Provides links to a variety of training materials.
Training Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters
From Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services.
Treatment of Biological Warfare Agent Casualties
Updated Anthrax Protocol - Distinguishing Anthrax From Influenza
From the American College of Emergency Physicians. Download PDF version, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
USAMRIID's DEFENSE AGAINST TOXIN WEAPONS
From the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases Fort Detrick, Maryland (USAMRIID.) Published 1994, revised 1997.
USAMRIID's MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF BIOLOGICAL CASUALTIES HANDBOOK
Alternate Title: Blue Book. 4th ed. Includes information about specific diseases and their management. Made available through the Virtual Naval Hospital
USAMRIID: In-House Course, Satellite Course, Reference materials
USC Center for Public Health Preparedness
(USC Arnold School of Public Health)
An academic center to help prepare the nation's public health workforce to recognize and respond to acts of bioterrorism.
WISER, the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
(National Library of Medicine)
This site is designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. Available as a free standalone application for a variety of PDAs.