Radiation Incidents and Emergency Preparedness - RAD363-60

Radiation Incidents and Emergency Preparedness

by Richard Stilp, RN, MA, CHSP
RAD363-60
(4.5 / 464 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.75 CE Credit)

ONLINE
Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00

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
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is designed for imaging and radiation therapists.
 
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 2/9/2011 to 3/1/2016 and 9/1/2017 to 10/1/2019.
 
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 2/9/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/11/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/1/2019

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

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

Sort By
KELLY R - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA  ·  Nov 13, 2017
Very informative about the depths of radiation emergencies
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Karina B - Carlisle, IA  ·  Nov 13, 2017
Informative and well explained. A good review of different types of radiation. I would feel slightly more comfortable should I come across the situation of a radioactive contaminate.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Eric B - Washington, NC  ·  Apr 30, 2017
Great refresher for nuclear medicine technologists and great new educational material for other health care professionals.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Tameika C - St. Catherine , IT  ·  Mar 11, 2017
The course helped in my professional development.
Was this review helpful?  0
 
Kimberly N - Albion, PA  ·  Feb 06, 2017
very relevant information
Was this review helpful?  0
 
  Page: of 38  
ONLINE
Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00