Pre-Hospital Radiation Emergency Preparedness
Maximum enrollment: 28
10.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This 1½-day course is specifically designed for pre-hospital First Responders to include Public Safety (Fire, Police), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel including Paramedics and Paramedic Instructors, and Emergency Planners who would be involved in planning, preparedness and/or response to a radiological or nuclear incident. Directors and Safety Officers from Fire, Police and EMS units are encouraged to attend.
The course covers pre-hospital management and handling of victims who may be irradiated and/or contaminated with radioactive materials. The course provides an introduction to ionizing radiation physics and instrumentation for detection and measurement of ionizing radiation.
Demonstrations and hands-on break-out sessions are provided to ensure that students are prepared to handle patients with radiation injuries and illnesses. An introduction to population monitoring and mass casualty management is also provided. (This course can also be provided to larger groups at other venues by special arrangement.)