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Biological Agents: Botulism


Approximately 11 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Biological Agents: Botulism" is designed to give you a brief overview the Category A biological agent botulism. This course covers the forms of botulism, its use as a bioweapon, Botox, its clinical presentation and treatment of botulism poisoning.
This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Anthropology. 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 course 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 forms of botulism
  2. List two signs of a potential botulism biological attack
  3. Identify the pharmaceutical treatment appropriate for a case of botulism.

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.