Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism Two-Day Course (REAC/TS - Day One) Registration
In recent years there has been growing concern that many of the most likely terrorist threats will involve "agents of opportunity" or materials that are readily available in most communities around the country.
This course is designed to familiarize healthcare providers and others who might have a role in planning and preparations for an emergency response to toxic exposures with a variety of toxic syndromes. The course will review the fundamentals of radiation physics, radiation detection/measurement/identification, prevention of the spread of contamination, how to minimize radiation dose to victims and providers, and the role of medical/health physicists in caring dor contaminated patients. Other topics include early evaluation and treatment of the acute radiation syndrome (ARS), acute local injuries, and cutaneous and combined injuries. It also provides an introduction to common sources of ionizing radiation, radiological/nuclear terrorism and hospital preparedness and is recommended not only for practicing nursing and medical communities, but also for medical students, physician assistant students, and nursing students to ensure that these soon-to-be graduated practitioners have adequate basic training in recognizing and managing such incidents. Early basic training in graduate health sciences education will ultimately reduce costs, maximize fund of knowledge at an early stage of development and promote direct application to real-world medicine, thus, benefiting 21st Century healthcare.
This is Day One of the Two-Day Agents of Opportunity (AoO) Course. Registrants may sign-up for one or both days and CME credit. If signing up for Day Two (ACMT) please register separately.
Both days are FREE
Accreditation and Designation Statements
The oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
These CME activities were planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians and other health care professionals.
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) approve this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 hour of AOA Category 1-B CME credits. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
It is the practice of ORISE and LMU-DCOM to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty, CME planners, and reviewers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount occurring withthin the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the produces or services of the commercial interest.
The ORISE and LMU-DCOM CME Committees also review activity content and the required financial disclosures to identify any relevant financial relationships potentially affecting CME activities.
If necessary, the providers will be required to make changes to activity content as a result of these reviews. ORISE and LMU-DCOM will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resoved before the educational activity occurs. Information concerning faculty financial interests or its absence will be conveyed to participants at the beginning of all CME activities.
Primary Care Physicians - Emergency Medicine, Occupational, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine Physicians
Medical Directors for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System
Medical Students, Nursing Students, Physician Assistant (PA) Students, Paramedic Students
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Clinicians
Physician Assistants (PA)
Pre-Hospital First Responders (EMTs)
Upon completion of this one-day activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the concepts of radiation physics and radiobiology that are important in the emergency care of the radiation victim.
2. Define: exposure, contamination, internal contamination and radionuclide incorporation.
3. Select and prepare an appropriate treatment/decontamination area within the hospital and determine staff and patient needs.
4. Describe radiation protection and contamination control techniques that can be utilized during the emergency care of contaminated radiation accident victims.
5. Given the identity of an internally deposited radioactive contaminant, select the appropriate pharmacological intervention.
6. Name sources of assistance that are available during real or presumed radiation accidents.
7. Describe radiological and nuclear incidents of concern and the medical consequences.
8. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of physicians and nurses during a radiation accident affecting a large population.
Doran M. Christensen, DO
REAC/TS Associate Director & Staff Physician
Steve Sugarman, MS, CHP, CHCM
REAC/TS Health Physics Project Manager
Rob Beauchamp, RN