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Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Emergency Preparedness for Nevada Nurses

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. Which is not a recurring element among the listed definitions of terrorism?

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2. In differentiating between a criminal act and a terrorist attack, FEMA states that a unique characteristic of a terrorist act is to:

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3. Which scenario would be considered a “mass casualty incident” for a rural community hospital emergency department (ED)?

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4. Which is an example of a terrorist attack on a “soft” target?

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5. According to the Department of Defense definition, weapons of mass destruction are:

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6. Which factor is the most important when choosing appropriate personal protective equipment?

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7. In situations requiring a high level of respiratory protection and a lower level of skin protection, the clinician selects which OSHA/EPA PPE level?

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8. Which feature describes a possible outbreak caused by the use of a bioterrorism weapon?

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9. A clinician who is caring for a patient with inhalation anthrax may have had contact with the spores. Hand hygiene for the clinician requires:

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10. The personal protective equipment for first receivers of a victim with either food-borne or inhalation botulism is:

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11. If terrorists use Yersinia pestis as a weapon, untreated victims of the resulting bubonic plague:

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12. For first receivers caring for patients with variola major, or smallpox, personal protective equipment is based on:

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13. During the manifest illness stage of acute radiation syndrome (ARS), the patient:

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14. When conducting syndromic surveillance for a terrorist attack using radiation, the healthcare provider’s investigation focuses on the:

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15. In caring for a victim of a terrorist attack that involves radiation, the overriding principle is to decontaminate the patient:

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16. While working in the triage area for victims of a radiation terrorist attack, the healthcare worker’s PPE includes:

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17. Which is a significant component unique to the treatment of cutaneous radiation syndrome (CRS)?

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18. A patient who has been exposed to ricin is treated with:

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19. Atropine is the treatment of choice for which category of chemical agent?

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20. A number of people who attended a violent political protest were exposed to an agent in gas form. They presented to the emergency department with runny eyes and noses and skin burns. The agent was most likely:

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21. The quantity of contaminant associated with victims of a chemical weapon release can be reduced by an estimated 75% to 90% by having the victims:

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22. What is the recommended PPE for first responders providing decontamination and immediate care for victims of a chemical agent exposure?

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23. The Health Alert Network system message that conveys the highest level of importance and warrants immediate action or attention is the:

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24. Participation in all or part of the Nevada Health Alert Network:


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