"Advanced Topics on Medical Defense Against Biological and Chemical Agents"
Part I. Smallpox: Recognition and Response
Course No. 03.SPRR.A
Live Satellite Broadcast
November 6, 2002
1:00 - 3:00 PM ET
(Test Signal 12:30 - 1:00 PM ET)
Sponsored by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the Department of Veterans Affairs
Background and description of course
The anthrax attacks in the United States in October 2001 and the sarin attacks in Japan in 1994-95 have demonstrated that biological and chemical weapons are in the hands of terrorists and will be used. And that is why it is so important to take care of your informational hygiene and read more about bio-chemical weapons at https://bestcustompapers.com or refer to qualification books. Military and civilian medical and public health professionals must become proficient in the recognition and management of biological and chemical casualties, and in notifying the appropriate response agencies. This live, interactive, two-hour satellite broadcast will inform and educate health professionals with detailed information for clinical recognition, laboratory identification, and medical response to an attack with smallpox, Variola major. World-renowned experts from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD), Department of Veterans Affairs, and other organizations will present this program. The program will be hosted by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at no charge to the viewer. Dates of future broadcasts for the series of Advanced Topics on Medical Defense Against Biological and Chemical Agents are 8 Jan (Topic: Advanced Management of Nerve Agent and Sulfur Mustard Casualties), 5 Mar (Topic: Vaccines Against Biological Warfare Agents), 21 May (Topic: TBA), 9 Jul (Topic: TBA) , and 27 Aug (Topic: TBA) 2003.
|Agenda / Objectives
Discusses the clinical and laboratory recognition of smallpox and the clinical and public health responses to a smallpox attack.
- Identify the clinical characteristics of the smallpox prodrome
- Identify the clinical characteristics of hemorrhagic smallpox
- Identify the clinical characteristics of modified smallpox.
- Describe nursing care and disinfection for smallpox patients
- Describe the proper handling of potential smallpox tissue samples by the clinical lab and how samples should be submitted to a reference lab
- Describe and discuss the differences in laboratory identification of variola, vaccinia, monkeypox, and varicella
- Describe the epidemiology, clinical features, and medical management of adverse effects of the smallpox vaccine
- Live Q & A session with smallpox experts
|Continuing Education Credit
The VA Employee Education System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 hours in category 1 credit towards the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The VA Employee Education System designates this educational activity for 2.4 contact hours as determined by the standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants and accreditation records will be on file at the Employee Education System. In order to receive a certificate from EES, you must sign in/register at the beginning of this activity, complete an evaluation/critique, and attend 100% of the satellite broadcast.
- Military and civilian medical care providers
- Public health professionals (e.g., epidemiologists, laboratorians and veterinarians) who are involved in disease surveillance and prevention
- Clinical laboratory staff, pharmacists
- First responders and others who would assist in recognizing and managing casualties from a biological and chemical agent attack
|Faculty Disclosure Statement:
The Employee Education System (EES) must insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor to all EES sponsored educational activities. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent faculty with a significant financial or other relationship from presenting materials, but rather to provide the participant with information on which they can make their own judgments. It remains for the participant to determine whether the faculty interests or relationships influence the materials presented with regard to exposition or conclusion. When an unapproved use of a FDA approved drug or medical device, or an investigational product not yet FDA approved for any purpose is mentioned, EES requires disclosure to the participants. Each faculty reported no disclosable relationships or FDA issues.
The VA Employee Education System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. VA Employee Education System takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The VA Employee Education System is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
|Individual Registration Instructions:
Individuals should register on-line at the web-site biomedtraining.org. You will be able to review and choose from a list of viewing sites available in your state. You must confirm your registration at a specific viewing site by using e-mail or telephone information indicated for your site facilitator. After viewing each program you must complete the critique/evaluation to receive credit/CEs at biomedtraining.org. A certificate of training will be presented after completion of the evaluation for you to print locally. If you do not have Internet access or cannot complete your registration on-line, please call RegisterAmerica.net at (850) 784-6002, Ext 16 for assistance.
|Site Facilitator Instructions:
Ensure your organization or installation has assigned one person to act as the local site facilitator who will register your facility at biomedtraining.org. If you do not have access to the Internet or cannot complete your site registration on-line, please call RegisterAmerica.net at (850) 784-6002, Ext 16 for assistance.
They will help you register or determine if your organization or installation has been registered as a downlink site. The local site facilitator must reserve a classroom and obtain a local technical point of contact (POC), and should be prepared to be the main POC for information regarding their facility (i.e., satellite downlink capability, GETN site code/ID, and/or VTC system dial-in number).
|VA Scantron Form for manual participation:
If you plan to use the VA's Employee Education system and do not want to register using the instructions from above, (on-line or with RegisterAmerica.net assistance), feel free to contact Mr. Mark Lawson at 205-731-1812, ext. 309 or email him at [email protected] in order to receive the satellite registration form.
|View via Web Archive:
48 hours after the completion of each of the six programs in this series, a archived web cast will be available at www.swankhealth.com. To view this web archive, register at biomedtraining.org under the "View via Web Archive" link. When you are finished viewing you must complete the critique/evaluation to receive credit/CEs at biomedtraining.org. A certificate of training will be presented after testing for you to print locally.
|Specific Satellite Coordinates:
Are currently posted at biomedtraining.org
The test signal for the live satellite broadcast will be from 12:30 - 1:00 PM ET on the same day of the program in November. Broadcast of the program begins promptly at 1:00 PM on November 6, 2002.
|Satellite Technical Specifications:
The broadcast will be available as C-band, Ku-band, and digital (GETN: i.e. Air Warrior, AETC, ATN, etc.) satellite signals, as well as a VTC signal via the U.S. Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) VTC Bridge. Arrangements can be made to use the MEDCOM bridge by sending an email to or by calling 210-637-2256 or DSN 471-9706 extension 2256. Please have your Site ID # available.
November live broadcast:
The program is available throughout the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and southern Canada.