The goal of this program is to provide information for nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and EMTs 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
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and EMTs.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.