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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:
Apply basic concepts of ionizing radiation to pediatric disaster patients
Describe unique pediatric management priorities after ionizing radiation incident exposures
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