Radiation Emergency Medicine
- June 4-7, 2013
- August 6-9, 2013
Maximum enrollment: 24
24.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This 3½-day course is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who may be called upon to provide emergency medical care following a radiological or nuclear incident. Priority registration will be given to these groups of professionals.
This course may also be relevant for paramedic instructors but is generally not intended for pre-hospital responders. The course emphasizes the practical aspects of initial hospital management of irradiated and/or contaminated patients through lectures and hands-on practical exercises.
The course begins with a discussion of the fundamentals of radiation physics, radiation detection/measurement/identification, prevention of the spread of contamination, how to minimize radiation dose to victims and providers, and the role of medical/health physicists in caring for contaminated victims. Other topics include early evaluation and treatment of the acute radiation syndrome (ARS), acute local injuries, cutaneous injuries and combined injuries.
Introductions to common sources of ionizing radiation, radiological/nuclear terrorism and hospital preparedness are also provided.
Courses fill up quickly. You must complete a new registration form annually.