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Emergency Responder

Radiation Fundamentals Training for Emergency Rooms

This 1-day training session for hospital personnel covers the requirements for treating and managing emergency patients with radiological contamination.  It will also cover the methods of protecting hospital and emergency workers from radiation due to a radiological incident including contamination on patients and equipment.  The following topics are covered:

  • Characteristics of ionizing radiation and radioactive materials
  • Differentiation between radiation exposure and radioactive material contamination
  • Staff radiation protection procedures and practices
  • Facility preparation and contamination control
  • Patient assessment and management of radiation contamination and injuries
  • Psychosocial considerations of contact with radioactive material
  • Health effects of acute and chronic radiation exposure
  • Facility recovery
  • Resources required

Emergency Response Personnel Handling of Radiation Incidents

This 1-day training session for first responders covers the requirements for rescuing and managing victims with radiological contamination.  It also covers the methods of protecting first responders from radiation due to a radiological incident, including contamination on the scene, on victims, and on equipment.  The following topics are covered:

  • Characteristics of ionizing radiation and radioactive materials
  • Differentiation between radiation exposure and radioactive material contamination
  • Personnel radiation protection procedures and practices
  • Incident scene preparation
  • Victim assessment and management of radiation contamination and injuries
  • Psychosocial considerations of contact with radioactive material
  • Health effects of acute and chronic radiation exposure
  • Incident recovery procedures