Electronic BT Workshop for Sentinel Labs

Category: Laboratories

The course consists of a Virtual Bioterrorism Workshop. In this interactive workshop you will determine whether to rule out or refer
several organisms that are considered potential agents of bioterrorism by applying Laboratory Response Network protocols for Level A (sentinel)
laboratories. When a possible agent of bioterrorism cannot be ruled out, you
will view a video describing the clinical presentation and etiology of the

Intended Audience

who handle biological and microbiological samples in clinical, reference,
public health, animal, research or teaching laboratories.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able

  1. Rule out or refer organisms using approved Laboratory
    Response Network protocols for Level A (sentinel) laboratories.
  2. Select the appropriate tests to use in determining
    whether to rule out or refer an organism.
  3. Describe the notification processes if a presented
    organism cannot be ruled out as a potential agent of bioterrorism.
  4. Describe the etiology and clinical presentation of the
    organisms reviewed.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health

Domain 1: Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • 1A3. Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting,
    analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information
  • 1A5. Selects valid and reliable data
  • 1A6. Selects comparable data (e.g., data being age-adjusted to the same
    year, data variables across datasets having similar definitions)
  • 1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
  • 1A9. Describes public health applications of quantitative and qualitative
  • 1A14. Describes how evidence (e.g., data, findings reported in peer-reviewed
    literature) is used in decision making 

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1.5 hours

Presenter(s) and/or Content

Dr. Mike Pentella, PhD

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

July 19, 2013