Radiation Emergency Medicine REAC/TS course teaches treatment and care of patients involved in radiological or nuclear incidents

The 3½-day Radiation Emergency Medicine course, presented by REAC/TS as part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, emphasizes the practical aspects of initial management of irradiated and/or contaminated patients through lectures and hands-on, practical exercises.

The course focuses on the fundamentals of radiobiology along with the medical care and management of patients involved with radiological and/or nuclear incidents. Topics include radiation physics; radiation detection/measurement/identification; early evaluation and treatment of acute radiation syndrome (ARS), acute cutaneous injuries and internal contamination; contamination control; and mitigating risks to patients, providers and facilities.

All of these principles are incorporated in a culminating hands-on exercise using live patients with mock injuries and transferable radioactive contamination.

“Through this educational offering, I got a broader understanding of decontamination techniques and shared knowledge with a diverse group of professionals in the medical field.” -Liz Santiago, health and safety analyst with the Puerto Rico Department of Health

Scheduled training dates

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ORISE designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is also approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 24.5 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.


Contact the REAC/TS Education Coordinator if you have questions about courses available in Oak Ridge, or if you are interested in having a customized course delivered at your location.

REAC/TS Course Brochure

REAC/TS course brochure

The REAC/TS course brochure is available in PDF format. Courses are scheduled throughout the year at the REAC/TS facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Courses can also be customized and taught at locations worldwide, such as hospitals, nuclear facilities, first responder agencies and other sites. The faculty is comprised of REAC/TS physicians, nurse/paramedics, health physicists, and cytogeneticists/radiobiologists, and is complemented by affiliate instructors from universities, government organizations, and other agencies across the United States.

Download the REAC/TS course brochure