Biothreat Preparedness Training for Sentinel Laboratories Series

Series Description

Each of these intermediate-level, interactive online course reviews a component of the Laboratory Response Network (LRN) protocols for bioterrorism agent identification. The courses include case studies, real-life laboratory scenarios and links to resource information. Course materials may be used as part of a laboratory’s competency assessment program for terrorism preparedness. The five course courses are listed below.

Biothreat Preparedness Training for Sentinel Laboratories
Bacillus anthracis
This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of anthrax. This training assists clinical laboratory scientists in recognizing potential agents of bioterrorism that they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens.
Brucella spp.
This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Brucella spp. species. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential biothreat agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens.
Burkholderia spp.
This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Burkholderia spp. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential biothreat agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens.
Yersinia pestis
This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Yersinia pestis. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential bioterrorism agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens.
Francisella tularensis
This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Francisella tularensis. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential biothreat agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens.
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