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Radiation Emergency Training for Poison Center and Public Health Professionals

Poison control center staff play a critical role in communicating information in the rare event of a radiation emergency. This training will serve as an informational and educational resource about radiation exposure and illness for poison control staff like you. The ultimate goal of the training is to prepare poison control staff to react appropriately and share vital information in the event of a radiation emergency.

In this training, you will learn about:

  1. Types of Radiation
  2. Protective Measures
  3. Exposure and Contamination
  4. Decontamination and Medical Countermeasures
  5. Risk Communication

After completing all five modules and accompanying quizzes, you will become eligible to receive continuing education recognition. Click here to learn more about continuing education opportunities.

CDC offers many other radiation-related training and education opportunities for professionals. For a listing and description of these additional programs, go to this page:

CDC 24/7 — Saving Lives. Protecting People. Saving Money Through Prevention. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…
CDC Vital Signs™ — Learn about the latest public health data. Read CDC Vital Signs™…
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