Radiation Emergency Training for Poison Center and Public Health Professionals

INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE):

In order to receive continuing education (CE) for WB4236 – Radiation Emergency Training for Poison Center and Public Health Professionals, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before 01/08/2022.

Complete the activity
Complete the evaluation at  www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
Pass the posttest with a score of at least 80% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Radiation Emergency Training is designed to prepare poison control staff to react appropriately and share vital information in the unlikely event of a radiation emergency. This training will consist of five modules including: Types of Radiation, Protective Measures, Exposure and Contamination, Decontamination and Medical Countermeasures, and Risk Communication. Through this training, poison control staff will be equipped with the knowledge needed prior to a radiation emergency so that they will be prepared to respond.

OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the different types of intentional and unintentional causes of radiation emergencies
  2. Identify the audiences most likely to seek information from poison centers following a radiation emergency
  3. Describe the primary role of poison center staff in fielding questions from information seekers following a radiation emergency
  4. Describe protective measures for medical providers, including personal protective equipment
  5. Communicate important protection messages to the general public for citizens that may have radiation exposure or are actually exposed to or injured by a blast
  6. Differentiate between exposure and contamination
  7. Identify high-risk populations
  8. Define short and long-term health effects related to exposure and contamination
  9. Provide initial triage and management actions for individuals exposed or contaminated
  10. Define internal and external contamination
  11. Identify the signs of internal and external contamination
  12. Define Acute Radiation Syndrome
  13. Identify the associated symptoms and treatment options of Acute Radiation Syndrome
  14. List two or more medical countermeasures that can be used in a radiation emergency
  15. Explain the importance of effective communication during a radiation emergency
  16. Outline key audiences and their information needs during a radiation emergency
  17. Explain radiation risk communication recommendations
  18. Describe the communication skills needed for different medical professionals in educating and counseling their patients or clients during or after a radiation emergency


FACULTY/CREDENTIALS:       

Art Chang, MD, MS
Medical Toxicologist
Health Studies Branch
Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CAPT Josh G. Schier, MD, MPH, USPHS
Senior Medical Officer
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ziad Kazzi, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
Emory University

M Carol McCurley, BA
Lead Health Education Specialist
Emergency Management, Radiation and Chemical Branch
Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adela Salame-Alfie, PhD
Senior Service Fellow
Radiation Studies Section
Emergency Management, Radiation and Chemical Branch
Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Armin Ansari, PhD, CHP
Radiological Assessment Team Lead
Emergency Management, Radiation and Chemical Branch
Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

ORIGINATION DATE

01/08/2020

EXPIRATION DATE

01/08/2022

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

Computer Hardware; Internet connection; Browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari preferred)

MATERIALS

None

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, Medical Students, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants

PREREQUISITES

None

FORMAT

Enduring material

CONTACT INFORMATION

Art Chang at the National Center for Environmental Health’s
Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice,
770-488-1470 or Ctn7@cdc.gov.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

CME:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEU’s for this program.

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CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.159 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-0000-20-009-H04-P.

Category: This activity have been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline.  Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 2.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE

In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

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