Treating Acute Radiation Sickness in Disaster Scenarios: Are We Ready? - JA0008057-0000-19-015-H01-P

Treating Acute Radiation Sickness in Disaster Scenarios: Are We Ready?

by Kawshik Chowdhury, RPh, PhD
JA0008057-0000-19-015-H01-P
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Acute radiation sickness (ARS) is caused by a radiological accident resulting in the contamination or overexposure of humans and/or the environment to radioactive material, secondary to an unforeseen event. The radiological consequences include external and internal contamination, leading to serious hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, and neurological syndromes. The severity of these syndromes depend on the dose of radiation exposure as reflected in the reduction of circulating lymphocyte counts. Radiation dosimetry, along with other laboratory tests, is performed to quantitate the exposure dose. The treatment plan of ARS is developed based on the radiation dose and its effects, symptomatic care, use of growth factors, platelet transfusion, bone marrow transplantation, and more.

Objectives:

The goal of this course is to review various facets of acute radiation sickness. A discussion about radiobiology and dose-effect relationship are presented. Diagnosis and quantification of exposed radiation with symptoms of various stages and recommendations about acute radiation sickness (ARS) clinical management are provided. Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of ARS.
  • Determine the diagnostic and laboratory reports needed to interpret the pathology based on the radiation dose-effect relationship.
  • Recognize an algorithm for radiotoxicity monitoring and management.
  • Identify key elements for choosing appropriate clinical interventions.
  • List important components of an ARS action plan.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
The course is intended for pharmacists
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 10/29/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 7/10/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/1/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

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.

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