Teaching Bioterrorism Preparedness with Simulation - The Pneumonic Plague Example

Martin Olsen
2014 Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics  
Future bioterrorism acts are an unfortunate possibility for which healthcare providers and medical systems must prepare. Plague, caused by Yersinia pestis, is a potential bioterrorism agent which healthcare providers in the developed world have only a low familiarity. This article provides a teaching strategy using medical simulation to assist healthcare professionals and institutions in preparing for bioterrorism events. Figure 1: A student intubates a simulated patient.
doi:10.4172/2155-9627.1000164 fatcat:agkwm7paj5ahpfjh3t4tkc75fq