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Course Overview

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. The aim of this course is to provide professionals with a comprehensive guideline for the interpretation of clinical criteria for radiation dose assessment, dose/symptom relationships, and to design treatment plans for victims with radiation injuries.

About the Course Author

Kawshik Chowdhury is Pharmacy Manager of Atlantic Medical Center as well as an Educational Content Writer for Mometrix Test Preparation Kawshik Chowdhury, RPh, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.

    Type Activity: Knowledge Target Audience Designation: T ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-015-H01-T

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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify ways to communicate with other healthcare professionals during a radiation disaster.; Recall how to respond to emergency situations involving radiation exposure.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technicians; 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.
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    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.