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PEHSU Grand Rounds | Radiation Readiness – March 20, 2019 at 1:00pm ET

posted on Mar 13, 2019
Many health personnel feel unprepared to respond to radiation incidents. This webinar will provide information on radiation preparedness including medical countermeasures, radiation sheltering, and risk communication strategies. A wide range of available resources on this topic will also be included.
Title: Radiation Readiness

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 1:00pm EDT

Presenters:  Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, Georgetown University, Region 3 PEHSU and Jennifer Buzzell, MS,
Physical Scientist, Radiation Studies Section, Emergency Management, Radiation and Chemical Branch, CDC

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the three types of medical countermeasures
  • Describe the three key initial shelter and evacuation messages
  • Provide resources to support radiation readiness
  • Identify best practices for decontamination
  • List potential routes of exposure