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

This three-day course is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other healthcare providers. First responders, emergency management and public health professionals may also find the course beneficial. 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 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), and cutaneous 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.

Radiation Emergency Medicine (REM) courses are conducted at our facilities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Scheduled training dates

August 6-8, 2024 Register



“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


ORISE designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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.