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.