The Chicago Health System Coalition for Preparedness and Response, in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), is presenting a training program: Medical Management of Radiation Emergencies (REAC/TS).
There are two separate sessions. The first will be a comprehensive two-day training on Thursday, June 3 and Friday, June 4. The second session will be an abbreviated version of the training, taking place on Saturday, June 5.
This important training program will be held in the Conference Center of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1900, Chicago.
Admission is free, and the training is made possible by a grant from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The seminar will provide information that will assist with the medical management of radiation emergencies. Topics covered will include basic radiation protection, basic radiobiology, diagnosis and treatment of local and whole body irradiation, treatment for internal contamination, and adapting emergency response to manage radioactively contaminated patients.
This radiation emergency medicine program for hospital first receivers will be presented by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).
For more than 25 years, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) has provided the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with a comprehensive capability to respond effectively to medical emergencies involving radiological or nuclear materials. The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at ORISE teaches accredited continuing education courses in radiation emergency medicine. ORISE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ORISE will grant 13.5 American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits to those participating in the two-day training (June 3 and 4) and 6.75 credits to those participating in the one-day abbreviated training on June 5.
This important educational event is of special interest to all staff involved in the medical management of radiation emergencies, including physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurses, clinical nurse practitioners, first receivers, and health physicists.
Space is limited, and all are encouraged to register promptly via the website of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council.
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