Bioterrorism Audiovisuals

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The following audiovisuals on the topic of bioterrorism are available for loan in Texas. To order an item, please contact us at: Texas Department of State Health Services, Audiovisual Library, 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 1975, Austin, TX 78756-3199, Toll free: 1-888-963-7111 ext. 7260, (512) 776-7260, Fax: (512) 776-7474, avlibrary@dshs.state.tx.us.

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ABC News Nightline: Biowar (closed captioned)
Program on one video-6943 Program on 5 videos - 7409
video color 108 min. 1999 Adult
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. A fictional terrorist account where anthrax spores are released in a large city subway system. Ted Koppel interviews city and state officials, including Dr. Dennis Perrotta, Texas State Epidemiologist, as to the decision-making processes in the event of such an attack. Describes the overwhelming impact on the emergency rooms, hospitals, law enforcement, and city services. The program was originally broadcast over a 5-night time period and reported in real time as if the attack had occurred. (ABC)

Addressing the Threat of Water Contamination: Intentional or Accidental - 7769
video color 60 min. 2004 Professional
Broadcast Feb. 2004. Dr Patricia Meinhardt discusses the health effects of water pollution that can result from natural, accidental or intentional contamination of water reserves. Presentation includes information about the vulnerability of the US water supplies to terrorist threats; potential waterborne biological agents; and plant and algae-derived biotoxins. (UASPH)

Agents of Bioterrorism We Are Most Likely to Encounter - 7644
video color 56 min. 2002 Professional
Teleconference presented February 21, 2002 and intended for health care professionals. Reviews the likelihood of an act of bioterrorism and the characteristics of the pathogens most likely to be used. Includes the pathogens on the CDC’s category A threat list: Variola major, Bacillus anthracis, Yersinia pestis, Clostridium botulism, Francisella tularensis, Filoviruses and aarenaviruses. (ICPHP)

Anthrax Awareness (closed captioned) - 7399
video color 14 min. 2001 Adult
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Describes the three anthrax infections: cutaneous, inhalation, and gastrointestinal. Emphasizes early evaluation by a health care provider in case of exposure. Includes information on handling suspicious mail or packages and guidelines to follow in case of spills and possible contamination of the work area. (COASTAL)

Anthrax Threats - 7520
video color 14 min. 2001 Adult
Features Dennis Perrotta, Texas State Epidemiologist, who explains the risks of and treatment for anthrax exposure. Emphasizes pre-incident planning and development of a response plan including employee training. Explains proper handling of suspicious mail or packages and guidelines to follow in case of spills and possible contamination of the work area. (DIG)

Anthrax: What Every Clinician Should Know Part 1 - 7400
video color 78 min. 2001 Professional
Teleconference presented on October 18, 2001 and intended for health care professionals. Gives clinical guidelines and procedures for the early recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and reporting of anthrax exposure. Provides an overview of clinical, laboratory, and public health preparedness for potential Bacillus anthracis incidence. Emphasizes exposure incidents. (CDC)

Anthrax: What Every Clinician Should Know Part 2 - 7403
video color 95 min. 2001 Professional
Teleconference presented on November 1, 2001 and intended for health care professionals, emphasizing those that serve minority and underserved populations. Provides updated epidemiologic information on most recent anthrax cases. Gives clinical guidelines and procedures for the early recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and reporting of anthrax exposure. Describes the critical role that front line medical practitioners play in the public health system’s surveillance of Bacillus anthracis exposure. (CDC)

Biochemical Exposures, Health Outcomes and Control - 7645
video color 38 min. 2002 Professional
Teleconference presented March 28, 2002 and intended for health care professionals. Examines the mostly likely used agents of biochemical warfare and the impact on populations. Includes the clinical presentations, mechanism of injury, treatments, outcomes and control. Discusses the important roles that health care professionals play related to these potential threats. (ICPHP)

Biological & Chemical Warfare and Terrorism: Medical Issues and Response - 7425
3 videos color 720 min 2001 Professional
Teleconference presented between November 28-30, 2001. Intended for health care providers and public health professionals. Discusses the proper medical response in the event of an intentional biological or chemical agent release. Day 1 (240 min.)-Presents an overview of biological agents of concern for use in warfare or terrorism including identifying ten principles in the management of the clinical aspects of such an attack. Day 2 (240 min.)-Presents an overview of chemical agents including the four major classes and identifying the key elements of pre-hospital medical management for each class. Day 3 (240 min.)-Discusses the management of a biological or chemical warfare or terrorist event with experts. Describes the roles of the first responder, public health and medical personnel. Compares the differences and similarities of biological and chemical agents and effects. (USAMRMC)

Biological Threat in Health Care: Everyone's on Alert (closed captioned) - 7620
video color 13 min. 2002 A, Professional
Emphasizes the importance of a biological disaster preparedness plan for first responders and health care professionals. Briefly describes the symptoms and treatment of anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Describes the precautions recommended for first responders, emergency rescue workers, and health care workers. (COASTAL) )

Biological Warfare and Terrorism: The Military and Public Health Response
video color see below for running times 1999 Professional
Teleconference presented on September 21, 22, and 23, 1999, and intended for health professionals. Describes a proper medical response in the event of an intentional biological agent release. (USAMRIID)

Day 1 (237 min.) Presents an overview of biological agents. Identifies the most likely pathogens to be used in warfare or a terrorist event. Identifies the characteristics which make a biological pathogen an effective weapon. Describes the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and medical management of representative pathogens and toxins. 
Entire Day One on one video - 6931
Entire Day One on two videos - 7394

Day 2 (237 min.) Identifies the sequential steps involved in a successful medical response to a military biological weapons attack. Identifies the epidemiological tools needed to recognize and distinguish a natural disease outbreak from a biological attack. Describes the correct triage and field management methods for biological agent casualties. 
Entire Day Two on one video - 6932
Entire Day Two on two videos - 7395

Day 3 (236 min.) Differentiates between a public health (PH) response to a biological terrorism (BT) event and other outbreak investigations. Identifies the primary care providers' and other public health professionals' roles in a BT event. Identifies components of a PH response to BT and preparedness requirements. 
Entire Day Three on one video - 6933
Entire Day Three on two videos - 7396

Biological Warfare and Terrorism: The Military and Public Health Response-Student Manual - B0070
book 244 pgs. 1999 Professional
Intended to provide concise supplemental reading material to assist in the education of biological casualty management. Topics include: categories of triage; indications of a possible biowarfare attack; and epidemiologic clues that may signal a biologic or chemical terrorist attack. Appendix I is the Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook which provides medical information on bacterial agents such as anthrax, brucellosis, cholera, plague; viral agents such as smallpox and viral hemorrhagic fevers; and biological toxins such as botulinum and ricin. Appendix II is the Bioterrorism Readiness Plan: A Template for Health care Facilities which is intended to serve as a tool for infection control professionals and their institutions in preparation for a bioterrorism attack. Includes agent specific information to respond to anthrax, botulism, plague and smallpox cases. Appendix III is Case Definitions for Infectious Conditions Under Public Health Surveillance from MMWR which is to be used for identifying and classifying cases for national reporting purposes. (USAMRIID)

Bioterrorism and Zoonoses - 7752
video color 60 min. 2004 Professional
Broadcast January 22, 2004. Describes the need for animal health surveillance systems that exist at the state level and the role of public health and the animal health community in supporting early detection of illness among animals to aide in the identification of a potential bioterrorism event. (UASPH)

Bioterrorism: Facing the Threat and Staying Safe - 7619
video color 24 min. 2002 Adult
Offers information about the most likely biological weapons that could be used in case of a terrorist attack. Provides preventative and practical precautions to take. Gives medical explanations of anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. (SYNDI)

Bioterrorism for Healthcare (video-7707) (DVD-DV0003)
color 13 min. 2002 Professional
Viewers will learn how to recognize the symptoms of anthrax, smallpox, plague and botulism; modes of transmission; precautions to take with patients. Viewers will see the difference between: cutaneous anthrax and a spider bite; inhalation anthrax and the flu; smallpox and chickenpox; and botulism and other paralyzing ailments. (MEDFLM)

Bioterrorism: Implications for Public Health - 6910
video color 59 min. 1999 Adult, Professional
Edited version of a satellite conference held June 11, 1999. Reviews historical incidents. Defines the public health responsibilities and other responder roles and methods for preparation and planning for a bioterrorist event. (PHGR)

Building Infrastructure to Protect the Public's Health - 7398
video color 118 min. 2001 Professional
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Teleconference presented September 21, 2001. Various state and federal health officials discuss the public health infrastructure necessary for the national defense. Describes the responses of various health agencies to the events of September 11, 2001. (ASTHO)

CDC and U.S. Department of Education Collaborate to Help Schools Prepare for Possible Terrorism (closed captioned) -7521
video color 120 min. 2002 Professional
Teleconference presented May 16, 2002. Provides updated information on biological, chemical, and radiological threats. Identifies appropriate actions for school and community personnel to take in the event of these threats. Describes the roles of partnering agencies in the case of a terrorist threat. (CDC)

CDC Responds: Bioterrorism and the Health Care Epidemiology/Infection Control Team - 7433
video color 87 min. 2001 Professional
Teleconference presented November 16, 2001. Presents an update on infection control recommendations to address threats or actual events related to bioterrorism. Included is a summary of the current investigation and an overview of practical preparedness guidance for health care epidemiologists and other health care professionals. (PHF)

CDC Responds: Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Anthrax - Lessons Learned - 7434
video color 77 min. 2001 Professional
Teleconference presented November 29, 2001. Includes an overview of clinical diagnosis and treatment recommendations. A panel of experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews recent guidance and lessons learned to better prepare local clinicians to respond to subsequent anthrax bioterrorism attacks. (PHF)

CDC Responds: Coping with Bioterrorism - The Role of the Laboratorian - 7413
video color 82 min. 2001 Professional
Teleconference presented November 9, 2001. Intended for laboratorians in hospitals, public health laboratories, and independent laboratories. Reviews the current bioterrorism related investigations, including how to triage, process, or refer clinical specimens. Describes the laboratory tests used to diagnose the current cases of anthrax infections in the U.S. Describes the structure of the Laboratory Response Network, and the rationale for Level A, B, C, & D laboratories. (CDC)

CDC Responds: Risk Communications and Bioterrorism (closed captioned - 7410) (no captioning - 7435)
video color 90 min. 2001 Professional
Teleconference presented December 6, 2001. Intended for public health information officers and other public health professionals. Presents a framework to apply risk communication tools to effectively communicate a bioterrorism related risk to the public. Shows how to apply the CDC crisis and risk communication checklists to prepare public information announcements. (CDC)

Chemical Terrorism for Healthcare - 7800
video color 13 min. 2004 Adult, Professional
Presents indicators of a chemical terrorism attack. Shows routes of exposure and symptoms of four classes of chemical weapons. Includes four levels of personal protective equipment and three goals of decontamination. (MEDFLM)

Chemical Terrorism Preparedness: The Basics - 7725
video color 150 min. 2003 Adult, Professional
Satellite broadcast Nov. 13, 2003. Lists potential chemical agents and modes of transmission that could be used in a domestic chemical attack. Describes short and long term medical consequences of human exposure to chemical agents; and explains the roles of the CDC, FBI, EPA, and Dept. of Defense in relation to chemical terrorism preparedness. (NLTN)

Chemical Threat Agents: The Community Perspective (closed captioned) - 7683
video color 120 min. 2003 Professional
Teleconference presented May 21, 2003. Describes the four major chemical warfare agents; compares and contrasts the clinical features and management of sulfur mustard casualties, thermal burns, and epidermal necrolysis casualties; applies chemical warfare agent injury and medical management to populations other than healthy males, ages 18-50. (USAMRMC)

Chemical Threats: What Has History Taught Us? - 7696
video color 120 min. 2003 Adult, Professional
Teleconference presented Aug. 27, 2003. Describes the US military’s experience with chemical warfare agents in World War I and chemical agents used in the Iran-Iraq War. Describes how modern clinical protocols derive from battlefield experiences. Explains how the study of history can inform our responses today. (USAMRMC)

Clinical Management of Adverse Events Following Smallpox Vaccination: A National Training Initiative (closed captioned) - 7676
video color 76 min. 2003 Professional
Intended for clinicians to recognize, report, and clinically manage adverse reactions to a smallpox vaccination. Explains the rationale for smallpox vaccination. Defines the vaccination risks. Describes the diagnosis, management and treatment strategies for patients with vaccine adverse events. (CDC)

Confessions of a Germ: The Plague - DV0218
DVD color 51 min. 2002 Senior High-Adult
This program covers the history of the plague. The differences between bubonic and pneumonic forms are explained and illustrated with dramatizations of plague victims and interviews with survivors. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plague specialists Drs. Kenneth Gage and David Dennis discuss the battle in the American southwest to contain this pathogen. Dr Jen Alibek, former director of the Soviet bioweapons program, and other experts look at the threat of the plague's use in the future. (FFH)

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication - 7830
video color 66 min. 2004 Professional
This satellite broadcast addresses the heightened role of the public health professional since September 11th. Demonstrates best ways for public health professionals to communicate with the public and other officials during situations of high risk and uncertainty. Provides examples of how to communicate in ways that protect people but keep panic to a minimum. (APHA)

Emergency Evacuation from Multi-Story Buildings - 7508
video color 7 min. 2002 A
Demonstrates how to evacuate a multi-story building in the event of a fire, bomb threat, chemical spill or other emergency. Discusses safe exiting by the stairwell and going immediately to the designated assembly area. Includes special instructions for those with a permanent or temporary disability. (SAFETY)

Getting Ready for Terrorism: Preparing the Health Care Community for Biological, Chemical and Radiological Weapons - 7617
video color 23 min. 2002 Professional
Describes the work of various federal agencies involved in planning for a mass casualty event and disaster preparedness for various types of biological, chemical and radiological or nuclear threats. Amplifies and outlines the steps to take within a health care facility to set up a disaster management committee. Approved for 2 hours Continuing Medical Education Credit and 2 hours of Continuing Nursing Education. (MEDCOM) 

Health on the Front Lines: Bioterrorism - What Can I Do to Prepare? - 7192
video color 93 min. 2000 Adult, Professional
Presentation by Texas State Epidemiologist, Dennis Perrotta. Gives some historical incidents of chemical and biological terrorism. Includes various agents which may be used and the routes of exposures. Discusses the response of state health resources in such an attack. (TDH)

History of Bioterrorism: Biological Warfare and Terrorism - 7932
video color 27 min. 2003 Adult, Professional
Short segments describe smallpox, anthrax, botulism, plague, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Knowing their history can help public health professionals prepare for these diseases. Parts of this video were adapted from Biological warfare and terrorism : the military and public health response. (PHF)

Hospital Preparedness for Bioterrorism - 7760
video color 60 min. 2002 Professional
Two emergency physicians with expertise in pre-hospital care, disaster management, and infectious diseases share their perspectives on the current status of preparedness in American health care facilities. They also describe how hospitals can sharpen response skills to ensure high-quality care without compromising safety. Provides the clinical information about dealing with biological and chemical agents. (NCME)

Hot Topics in Emergency Preparedness: Lessons Learned from SARS, West Nile Virus and Anthrax - 7685
video color 90 min. 2003 Professional
Teleconference presented May 29, 2003. Discusses lessons learned in emergency preparedness for SARS, spread from person to person; West Nile Virus, spread by mosquitoes; and anthrax, used in bioterrorism. (HSPH)

Incident Command 9-11: Lessons Learned at the Pentagon; Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and Boca Raton, Florida (closed captioned) - 7705
video color 60 min. 2003 Adult, Professional
Satellite broadcast June 5, 2003. Emergency commanders summarize the coordinated recovery activities after the plane crashes at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA., and the anthrax exposure in Boca Raton, FL. Presenters describe what worked and what did not work, and changes they have made to procedures based on their experiences. (EENET)

Incident Command 9-11: Lessons Learned at the World Trade Center (closed captioned) - 7689
video color 60 min. 2002 Adult, Professional
Satellite broadcast May 15, 2002. Incident commander Pete Hayden summarizes the rescue and recovery operations at the World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks. NYC Fire Department Commissioner Tom Fitzpatrick also answers questions. (EENET)

Introduction to Hazardous Chemicals - 7615
video color 30 min. 1998 Adult, Professional
Presents basic safety procedures to follow when working with hazardous chemicals. Includes the physical properties of gases, liquids, and solids, NFPA 704 markings. Discusses flammability, reactivity, health and special hazards of chemicals. Explains resources for chemical information and the U.S. DOT hazard classes. Demonstrates control zones and other emergency response procedures. (EFG)

Lessons From Ground Zero: Part 1 Evacuation (closed captioned) - 7621
video color 23 min. 2002 Adult, Professional
Survivors from the upper floors of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 provide first-hand accounts of the importance of training employees in orderly evacuation procedures. Documents additional safety measures completed after the 1993 attack, the implementation of which contributed to the survival of many lives in 2001. (COASTAL)

Lessons from Ground Zero: Part 2 Emergency Action Plan (closed captioned) - 7622
video + CD-ROM color 23 min. 2002 Adult, Professional
CD-ROM includes a printable PDF manual , “Preparing Your Emergency Action Plan.” Rescuers and clean-up workers at the site of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 provide first-hand accounts of the hazards involved in working at a major facility disaster. Documents the situations that contributed to reducing accidents and preventing any fatalities among these workers for the six months of clean-up. (COASTAL)

Live Response: Hazardous Materials Protocol at a WMD Scene (closed captioned) - 7693
video color 60 min. 2003 Professional
Satellite broadcast from July 23, 2003. Explains the defensive measures to take during a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incident to help ensure personal and community safety. Discusses hazardous material response protocol of detection, identification, mitigation and removal (NTPI)

Medical Management of Biological Warfare Casualties - CD-06
CD-ROM 2000 Adult, Professional
CD-ROM for Windows. System requirements-Microsoft Windows 95/98/2000/NT; Pentium processor 133 MHz PC (Pentium 266 MHz recommended); 32 MB minimum, 64 MB recommended RAM; 16-bit color display; 2 MB video RAM, 4x CD-ROM drive. Four modules: History Track provides a multimedia presentation on how biological agents have been used throughout history to achieve military goals; Medical Track is text-based and is intended to train physicians, physician assistants, and nurses with a referenced, in-depth discussion of each biological agent; Medical Support Track is a multimedia presentation intended for additional medical providers such as medics, LPN equivalents, and preventive medicine technicians; and Non-Medical Track is a multimedia presentation provided for non-medical personnel such as commanders, logistic coordinators, and ordnance technicians. Includes the Medical Kit which provides quick references to the prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment of biological warfare agents, the USAMRIID Handbook, and barrier precautions. (USAMRIID)

Medical Management of Chemical Casualties (MMCC) - CD-07
CD-ROM 2002 Adult, Professional
CD-ROM for Windows. System requirements-Microsoft Windows 98/2000/NT; MS Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher; Pentium processor 300 MH; 64 MB RAM; screen resolution 800 x 600 DPI; Multimedia (CD-ROM, sound card and speakers). Contents include: interactive casualty assessment scenarios; MMCC fundamentals minicourse; medical management of nerve agent casualties; medical supplies database; and various handbooks, textbooks, and field manuals. (USAMRICD)

Medical Operations at Hazmat Incidents - 7616
video color 26 min. 2000 Professional
Meets the requirements of NFPA 473. Teaches basic skills needed of emergency medical technicians when responding to injuries at a hazardous material incident. Describes personal protective clothing and equipment and their limitations. Explains how to evaluate the scene and limits to medical care in the hot zone. Demonstrates treatment protocols for contaminated patients and methods to carry out patient decontamination. (EFG)

Medical Responses to Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism (closed captioned) - 7766
video color 60 min. 2004 Professional
Satellite broadcast Feb. 10, 2004. Discusses the most current information on the following topics: possible radiological scenarios, basic information on radiation and protection for clinicians, medical management of victims of a radiological incident, and decontamination and treatment of victims. (CDC)

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - An Introduction Broadcast for First Responders (closed captioned) - 7774
video color 45 min. 2004 Adult, Professional
Broadcast March 10, 2004. Outlines NIMS, which establishes standardized incident management processes, protocols, and procedures for first responders to natural disasters and terror events. Includes responders from federal, state, tribal, or local levels of government, who will use it to coordinate and conduct response actions. The document referred to in broadcast can be downloaded from accompanying CD. (USFA)

Nurse's Station: Bioterrorism in Health Care - 7239
video color 58 min. 2000 Professional
Teleconference intended for nurses. Gives the sequence of events which would impact the health care system in a bioterrorism attack. Describes the epidemiology of the two most likely agents in an attack: smallpox and anthrax. Explains the roles of emergency medical personnel, state and local health authorities, the Centers for Disease Control, law enforcement and the local hospitals. (LTCN)

On the Front Line: Bioterror Preparedness - 7777
video color 8 min. 2001 Professional
Urges hospital personnel to be prepared for a bioterrorism event. Preparedness includes having a response plan; lists of internal and external contacts; infection control policies and procedures; and, knowledge of the symptoms of exposure to anthrax and other pathogens. (LONGI)

Preparedness in the School Setting for First Responders - 7680
video color 210 min. 2003 Adult, Professional
Teleconference presented April 24, 2003. Intended for school administrators, nurses, and staff responsible for responding to school emergencies. Prepares first responders to be part of statewide and local response teams in the event of a terrorist event. Reviews state plans such as the Ready Nurse Alert system. (TETN)

Preparing Home and Family for Unexpected Emergencies - 7646
video color 47 min. 2002 Adult, Professional
Teleconference presented May 23, 2002 and intended for public health officials and those with public health preparedness responsibilities. Focuses on unexpected emergencies whether natural disasters or man-made emergencies including terrorism, fires, snowstorms and flooding. Emphasizes the ways public health officials can advise families to be proactive in preparing to meet their basic needs during emergency situations. (ICPHP)

Preparing Texas for a Safer Tomorrow (English/Spanish) (closed captioned) - VHS-7895, DVD-DV0220
VHS & DVD color Eng-8 min., Span-10 min. 2006 Adult
This video, hosted by news reporter Ron Oliveira, examines the potential for disease outbreaks and disasters and discusses how people can prepare. From the basics such as washing hands to more specific tasks such as making an emergency supply box in case of a disaster, this video outlines simple things people can do to stay safe. It provides detailed instructions on how to prepare for an emergency evacuation. (DSHS)

Psychological Aspects of Bioterrorism - 7778
video color 60 min 2004 Adult, Professional
Broadcast March 4, 2004. Communities and individuals react to the stress of terror, as they do to natural events. Dr. Robert Ursano discusses what public and private health professionals need to consider when dealing with the public's emotional and psychological health in times of stress and emergency. (UASPH) 

Public Building Safety: It's Everyone's Concern (closed captioned) - 7618
video color 17 min. 2002 Adult
Prepares employees in public buildings in the event of an emergency situation and provides techniques to avoid dangerous confrontations. Describes three types of workplace violence and how courteous customer service is a safety measure. Explains the importance of security checks and ways to prevent nametag and document theft. Shows how ventilation systems can be danger zones. (COASTAL)

Public Health Grand Rounds - Bioterrorism Preparedness: A Progress Report - 7584
video color 60 min. 2002 Professional
Teleconference presented September 27, 2002. Identifies three lessons learned from the 2001 response to the anthrax cases. Describes the key elements of public health’s response to bioterrorism. Identifies three public health resources available to health departments to prepare for bioterrorism. (PHGR) 

Public Health Preparedness in the State of Texas - 7695
2-videos color 205 min. 2003 Adult, Professional 
Teleconference presented July 31, 2003. Dr. Kristine Gebbie discusses information and strategies to enhance competencies in the healthcare workforce for emergency preparedness. (TDH)

Radiological Terrorism for Healthcare (video - 7706) (DVD - DV0002)
color 13 min. 2002 Professional
Explains sources of natural radiation; categories of radiological terrorist weapons; the differences in exposure between external and internal contamination; procedures to follow to limit exposure during an incident; steps for minimizing public anxiety. Shows the sequence of events following an accidental radiation exposure in South America. (MEDFLM)

Recognition of Illness Associated with Chemical Exposure - 7934
video color 57 min. 2004 Professional
Recent cases involving intentional or inadvertent contamination of food or product tampering with chemicals have highlighted the need for health care providers and public health officials to be alert for patients in their communities who have signs and symptoms consistent with chemical exposures. This video describes epidemiologic clues that might suggest the covert release of a chemical agent. Viewers will learn about public health strategies for responding to the release of a chemical agent; and reporting requirements when a chemical release is suspected. (PHN)

Responding to September 11 and the Anthrax Threat: The New York City Experience - 7458
video color 85 min. 2002 Professional
Teleconference presented February 27, 2002. Addresses emergency preparedness issues that must be considered by major urban areas, using the New York City program as the context. Focuses primarily on the September 11th World Trade Center attack and how the city has dealt with the aftermath of that situation as well as the subsequent anthrax crisis (ADPH)

The Role of Nursing and Public Health During Times of War and Terrorism - 7519
video color 112 min. 2002 Professional
Teleconference presented May 2, 2002. Addresses the historical as well as the local, state, national, and international public health initiatives in the ongoing war against terrorism and bioterrorism. Describes the avenues of communication between state health departments and federal agencies. Discusses the nurse's role in the public health surveillance and response systems. (USPHS)

Smallpox and Vaccinia Laboratory Testing: A National Training Initiative (closed captioned) - 7650
video color 98 min. 2003 Professional
Intended for laboratorians and those who use laboratory services to prepare them to respond effectively to vaccine adverse events and the intentional release of smallpox. Explains the relationship and resources available in clinical and public health laboratories, indications for laboratory testing, the types and availability of testing, test interpretation, and specific specimen collection, handling and transportation requirements. (CDC) 

Smallpox Awareness for First Responders (closed captioned) - 7688
video color 19 min. 2003 Adult, Professional
Explains the signs and symptoms of smallpox, how the virus is spread, and how it differs from chickenpox. Discusses smallpox vaccine and precautions to be used in suspected cases. (COASTAL)

Smallpox Vaccine Administration - 7763
video color 38 min. 2002 Professional
Describes smallpox vaccine and common reactions following vaccination. Shows how to screen potential vaccinees for contraindications to vaccination; how to administer smallpox vaccine; and how to care for the vaccination site. (CDC)

Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know (closed captioned) - 7412
video color 120 min. 2001 Professional
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Teleconference presented December 13, 2001. Intended for public health care professionals. Intended to improve the recognition, diagnosis, and reporting of smallpox disease. Describes the differences between smallpox and other rash illnesses. Explains the recommended management of a suspected smallpox case. (CDC)

Surviving the Secondary Device: The Rules Have Changed - 7818
video color 11 min. 2004 Professional
Designed to assist public safety officials in making informed decisions concerning the real potential of secondary explosive devices. Discusses policies and procedures for effectively responding to and managing a bomb incident, and for better ensuring the safety of the public and the emergency responder. (ODP)

Surviving Weapons of Mass Destruction - 7816
video color 12 min. 2004 Professional
Designed to enhance the survival and safety of emergency responders during such incidents. Approaches safety from the individual responder and an agency perspective. (ODP) 

The 3Rs: The Veterinarian's Role in Bioterrorism Preparedness - 7598
video color 33 min. 2002 A, Professional
Advises veterinarians, animal producers and public health officials in recognition, reporting, and response in the event of a biological attack that could target domestic animal populations. (WDOH) 

Topoff 2 (closed captioned) - 7687
7-videos color 1,920 minutes 2003 Professional
Teleconference presented for 32 hours from May 12- May 15, 2003. Mock drill for emergency preparedness in response to terrorist attacks using weapons of mass destruction. Hypothetical four-day drill was conducted in the Seattle and Chicago metropolitan areas for first responders in Washington, Illinois, and Canada. (USDHS)

Toxins as Biological Warfare and Terrorism Agents - 7690
video color 112 min. 2003 Professional
Satellite broadcast July 9, 2003. Provides detailed information on the most likely toxins that terrorists might use. Intended to help civilian and military healthcare personnel manage casualties from a biological and chemical agent attack. (USAMRIID)

Weapons of Mass Destruction and the First Responder - 7817
video color 24 min. 2004 Professional
A training video designed to familiarize emergency responders including law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and all levels of government with steps they can take to mitigate effects and prepare for incidents involving weapons of mass destruction. (ODP)

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