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Biological Terrorism Training for Sentinel Laboratories: Biosecurity

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Course Title:  Biological Terrorism Training for Sentinel Laboratories: Biosecurity

Course Duration: 60 minutes

Course Description:  This module has been developed to provide clinical laboratory scientists with information about laboratory biosecurity.  Laboratory managers may consider using this course to assess their staff's ability to develop a biosecurity plan based on risk assessment.

The module contains general information about the need for laboratory biosecurity and how to develop a biosecurity plan based on risk assessment.This is followed by a scenario involving a team of laboratorians who develop a biosecurity plan for their facility.

Throughout the scenario, you will have an opportunity to make decisions that mirror those you will encounter on the job.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the similarities and differences between laboratory biosecurity and biosafety
  • Identify biosecurity threats and vulnerabilities
  • Explain how to conduct a laboratory biosecurity risk assessment and how to formulate a biosecurity plan
  • List the elements and principles of a biosecurity plan

Course Credits: 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Training Branch is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours. This course has been approved for 1.5 contact hours in the category Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

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