Hosted by the Network on behalf of Washington State DOH.
The course emphasizes the practical aspects of handling contaminated victims by discussing the fundamentals of radiation, how to detect and measure it, how to prevent the spread of contamination, how to reduce the radiation dose to the victim and attending personnel, and the caring for contaminated victims. Additional topics include mass casualty management and prehospital response.
7.5 CME credits available upon completion of post-test and receiving of certificate, provided by Radiation Emergency Assistant Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).
This course is appropriate for medical first responders, physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, emergency department personnel and radiation protection technologists.
- Discuss the concepts of radiation physics and radiobiology that are important in the emergency care of the radiation accident victim.
- Define: exposure, contamination, internal contamination and radionuclide incorporation
- Select and prepare an appropriate treatment/decontamination area within the hospital and determine staff and patient needs.
- Describe radiation protection and contamination control techniques that can be utilized during the emergency care of contaminated radiation accident victims.
- Given the identity of an internally deposited radioactive contaminant, select the appropriate pharmacological intervention.
- Name sources of assistance that are available during real or presumed radiation accidents.
- Describe radiological and nuclear incidents of concern and the medical consequences.
- Discuss the roles and responsibilities of physicians and nurses during a radiation accident affecting a large population.
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