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The Veterans Administration (VA) Independent Study Course on Health Effects from Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Weapons, Nuclear and Dirty Bombs, and Radiation provides essential information for health care providers about the CBR threat. After completing this independent study, participants will be able to:
describe the long-term effects from the military experiments involving human subjects exposed to chemical, biological, and radiation weapons and agents; explain the history of the U.S. military programs involving chemical, biological, and radiation as military weapons; identify the psychological effects of being involved in human experiments with these military weapons; identify how various classes of chemical agents are absorbed and eliminated from the body; list the typical signs and symptoms of exposure to various classes of chemical warfare agents and to their pesticide counterparts, where relevant; differentiate the signs and symptoms one might observe following infection with common biological weapon agents, including anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF); outline briefly the 3 categories of biological agents as defined by CDC; describe how a “dirty bomb” can produce radiation exposure in a victim; describe the signs and symptoms of acute radiation exposure; and list the VA programs developed to care for casualties from attacks with chemical, biological, and radiological weapons. * This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our publications synthesize official government information with original material - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work to uniformly present authoritative knowledge that can be rapidly read, reviewed or searched. Vast archives of important data that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This e-book format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference book that is as convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from renowned experts you trust. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our e-books put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!

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