Biological Terrorism Training for Sentinel Laboratories: Brucella
Course Title: Biological Terrorism Training for Sentinel Laboratories: Brucella
Course Duration: 90 minutes (estimated)
Course Description: This module has been developed to provide clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Brucella.
The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists to better recognize potential bioterrorism agents they might encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens.
Laboratory managers may consider using this course:
To assess staff competency in performing laboratory procedures accurately, and
To determine if staff are referring specimens for test confirmations correctly.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe laboratory tests for identification of Brucella.
- Describe how to rule out or refer isolates for Brucella using standardized laboratory protocols.
- Discuss the role of the sentinel laboratory in bioterrorism response.
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.