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 transferable radioactive contamination.

Scheduled training dates (registration coming soon)

  • November 12-15, 2019
  • February 4-7, 2020
  • March 10-13, 2020
  • April 21-24, 2020
  • June 9-12, 2020
  • August 11-14, 2020

Fee: $350

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.

View the FY20 course brochure