Radiation Incidents and Emergency Preparedness

by Instructor: Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

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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.

About the Course Author

Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN, has more than 35 years of experience in emergency nursing as a clinician, educator, and nurse leader. She is the president of NMB Global Leadership LLC.

 

Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-19-GANN-F3-0016
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-05-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the basic roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals when they respond to a radiological mass casualty incident; Discuss the injuries, radiological contamination routes, presenting signs and symptoms and treatments associated with radiological incidents; Explain the basic principles of radiation and possible scenarios for radiological incidents
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Emergency Medical Personnel; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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