The 3½-day Radiation Emergency Medicine course, presented by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), emphasizes the practical aspects of initial hospital 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 the acute radiation syndrome (ARS), acute local injuries, skin injuries and combined injuries; contamination control; and mitigating risks to patients, providers and facilities.

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

Scheduled training dates

  • March 13-16, 2018
  • April 24-27, 2018
  • June 12-15, 2018
  • August 7-10, 2018

Fee: $200

Credits: 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.

Register online or complete and mail in the course brochure/application form (PDF). Class size is limited and courses fill up quickly.