Assignment 2: Bio terrorism

Due Week 6 and worth 300 points

According to the Department of Health and Human Services (2002), the nation’s capacity to respond to bio terrorism depends largely on the ability of clinicians and public health officials to detect, manage, and effectively communicate in advance of and during a bio terrorism event.


Prepare a narrated presentation, using PowerPoint or other similar software, detailing a bio terrorism-related issue, analyzing the threat(s) that the bio terrorism-related issue poses.


In preparation for your presentation, research and review at least one (1) healthcare facility’s preparedness plan. Note: A video to help students record narration for the PowerPoint presentation is available in the course shell.


Prepare a twenty (20) slide presentation in which you:


  1. Specify the key steps that healthcare managers should follow in preparing their organizations for a potential bio terrorism attack.
  2. Outline at least two (2) possible early detection and surveillance strategies, and investigate the main ways those strategies may prompt timely interventions to effectively treat and diminish the impact of a bio terrorism threat.
  3. Evaluate the specific preparation steps in the preparedness plan of a healthcare facility of your choosing.
  4. Suggest at least one (1) possible improvement to promote early detection and enhanced surveillance.
  5. Use at least four (4) recent (within the last five [5] years), quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:


  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:


  • Apply decision making models to aIDress difficult management situations.
  • Develop policies that ensure compliance of healthcare delivery systems with current legislation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in Health Care Operations Management