TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER TO HOST WORKSHOP ON BIOTERRORISM, DISASTER NURSING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 27, 2005
CONTACT: Julie Toland, julie.toland@ttuhsc.edu


LUBBOCK – “Bioterrorism and Disaster Nursing in West Texas” will be the topic of a Continuing Nursing Education program Oct. 7 and 8 hosted by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s School of Nursing.

The purpose of the program is to increase health care providers’ knowledge about bioterrorism events. Information will be presented related to modes of transmission, detection and decontamination procedures for specific high-priority agents. Treatment related to such agents will include management during the crisis, care of vulnerable populations and care post-event.

Procedures for appropriate use of protective devices, resource allocation, contacting proper authorities and documenting the incidence also will be covered. The course will be taught by Sharon Decker, RN, CS, MSN, CCRN, professor and director of clinical simulations at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing.

Registration for the first session is at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7, with the course taking place from 9 a.m. to noon. The second session will register at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7, with the course running from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for the third session is at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 8, with the course running from 9 a.m. to noon. All sessions will meet in Room 2C103 of the Health Sciences Center, 3601 Fourth St., in Lubbock.

Registration fee is $74. Those attending the program will receive 3.2 contact hours. For additional information, call (806) 743-2734, email cne@ttuhsc.edu or visit www.ttuhsc.edu/son/cne.

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