NCDMPH Radiation Issues in Children: Patient Approach

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Radiation Disaster Issues in Children: An Approach to the Patient

"Radiation Disaster Issues in Children: An Approach to the Patient"  PDF 

The Primer is also available in HTML format.

Author: Gary Crouch, MD, MHSA, Col (Ret), USAF, MC

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health's "Radiation Disaster Issues in Children: An Approach to the Patient" is a primer that discusses the unique needs of pediatric patients during and after exposure to radiation. The primer is targeted to health care providers who may be responsible for the medical assessment and management of pediatric patients affected by a radiation disaster, particularly a nuclear detonation. After reading the primer, learners will be able to:

  1. Apply basic concepts of ionizing radiation to pediatric disaster patients

  2. Describe unique pediatric management priorities after ionizing radiation incident exposures

  3. Develop an appropriate clinical management plan for the pediatric radiation disaster patient and manage the case in collaboration with appropriate consultants.

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health has developed this activity in cooperation with Professional Education Services Group, an accredited CME company. Professional Education Services Group has accredited this activity for continuing education credit.

Release date:September 2013

After completing the lesson, you have the option of choosing to seek CME/CE Credit for the professions listed below.

Approved: CME/CE Accreditation for Tracking and Reunification Activity for the following professions.
 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Accreditation Statements:

Physicians 
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Professional Education Services Group, LLC and the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. Professional Education Services Group, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Professional Education Services Group, LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of two hours of AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses 
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 
Professional Education Services Group, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Professional Education Services Group, LLC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 continuing education hour.