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Biological Agents: Ricin


Approximately 8 minutes

Course Description:

The course "Biological Agents: Ricin" is designed to give a brief overview of the routes of infection associated with this Category B agent, its uses as a bioweapon, and its clinical presentation and treatment.

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 B agents.
  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 routes of infection for the ricin toxin
  2. Identify the appropriate personal protective equipment for use with ricin-infected patients.

Target Audiences:

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