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Biological Agents: Anthrax


Approximately 14 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Biological Agents: Anthrax" is designed to give you a brief overview the Category A biological agent anthrax. This course covers cutaneous, gastrointestinal and inhalational anthrax, gives treatment recommendations for the different types of anthrax exposures, and discusses the anthrax vaccine.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology, based on a presentation by Michael Tiberg,"Assessing Current Threats: Biological Agents." Creation of the course was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This courses fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. List the Category A biological agents and describe their epidemiology, associated illnesses, and treatments.
  2. Knowledge of the pharmaceutics and pharmaceuticals used to combat CBRNE agents.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. List the three types of anthrax exposure
  2. List the two antibiotics commonly recommended for anthrax treatment
  3. List the pros and cons of utilization of the anthrax vaccine.

Target Audiences:

Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Emergency Medical Services personnel, Other Public Health personnel

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.