AoO-TRMs (REM-1) Basic Health Physics and Radiation Protection (00:46:54)
This module will explain why an understanding of the basic health physics concepts is important in helping to build a foundation for understanding the mechanisms of radiation injury and why it is essential that good communication occur between the medical and health physics staff.
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 .75 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 .50 hour of AOA Category 1-B CME credits. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Three-minute preview (optional) http://mediasite.lmunet.edu/Mediasite/Play/f596252bd69349ae897321fe8c3f39c11d
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 activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss basic radiation terminology
2. Describe the various types of ionizing radiation
3. Discuss the difference between irradiation and contamination
4. Describe basic ALARA principles
Steve Sugarman, MS, CHP, CHCM
Health Physics Project Manager
Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)
Mr. Sugarman has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This educational activity may contain discussion, and will include disclosure by speakers, of any off-label published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
- 0.50 AOA CME Credit
- 0.75 Attendance
Participants must have access to a computer and a reliable high-speed Internet connection, Note that dial-up Internet connection speeds are not compatible with the learning management system. You will need a PC browser to view (i.e. Chrome, Internet Explorer). Windows 7 or higher is recommended.
Other Operating System Requirements:
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
- Memory: 1GB or higher preferred
- Hard Disk Space: Sufficient to store course materials
- Monitor: 1024 x 768 minimum resolution
- Sound Card: ability to play audio clips
- Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or Firefox 3.05
- Windows Media for audio and video clips
- Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files (Download is available for free from http://www.adobe.com).
- Adobe Flash Player