Radiation Incidents and Emergency Preparedness - 19-GANN-F3-0016

Radiation Incidents and Emergency Preparedness

by Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN
19-GANN-F3-0016
(4.4 / 7 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

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Summary:

Radiation emergencies are high-hazard, low-frequency events and are one of the least understood and most frightening. EMS and ED staff believe they are not prepared to deal with radiological incidents. A mass-casualty incident from radiation is likely to generate large numbers of victims requiring decontamination. These events will also generate large numbers of “worried well” who will further complicate the incident. This module provides information about radiological contamination and medical care after an incident that involves radiation sources. It explains the basic principles of radiation and possible scenarios for radiological incidents and discusses injuries, radiological contamination routes, presenting signs and symptoms and treatments associated with radiological incidents.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide information for nurses, paramedics and EMTs, and radiological technologists about radiological contamination and medical care after an incident that involves radiation sources. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the basic principles of radiation and possible scenarios for radiological incidents
  • Discuss the injuries, radiological contamination routes, presenting signs and symptoms and treatments associated with radiological incidents
  • Discuss the basic roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals when they respond to a radiological mass casualty incident
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, and imaging and radiation therapists.
 
EMTs/paramedics: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

Course Originally Released on: 5/15/2005
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/7/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/22/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Russell S - Orlando, FL  ·  Aug 14, 2019
informative good class
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Erik S - Sleepy Hollow, NY  ·  Jun 07, 2019
Excellent for EMS personnel
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Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50