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RPER

Upcoming Classes:

January 24, 2018
8:00a-4:00p
GA Tech Savannah Campus
210 Technology Circle
Savannah, GA 31407

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May 2, 2018
9:00a-5:00p
Doughterty County Health Department
1710 S. Slappey Blvd. 
Albany, GA 31701

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Program Description: Recently, President Obama discussed with several heads of state the dangers of nuclear proliferation and threats from radiological incidents. During the month of April in India, 7 civilians have been exposed to radiation inadvertently. This incident, in which radioactive scrap materials found its way to a busy market in Delhi, underlies our community’s vulnerability to a wide range of threats from radiological and nuclear incidents. On March 18, 2010, speakers at the monthly CDC Public Health Grand Rounds discussed Radiological/Nuclear Preparedness Challenges and Efforts and highlighted the lack of sufficient subject matter expertise as well as education and training for emergency responders. This training course will focus on training these responders, using a combination of didactic and hands-on sessions, on the proper and safe, initial evaluation and management of victims injured in an overt or covert radiological or nuclear incident.

Target Audience: The Radiological Preparedness and Emergency Response training is intended for pre-hospital care providers and first responders and first receivers as well as public health responders who may be called on to respond to a mass casualty incident and/or treat victims of a radiological exposure.

Prerequisites: Basic First Aid

Format: Live

Fees: No Fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities

Objectives:
Upon completion of the RPER course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe different possible scenarios of radiological incidents using historical examples
  2. Discuss basic principles of radiation physics causing clinical injuries
  3. Describe different radiation detection equipment
  4. Describe the performance of a proper radiation detection survey
  5. Discuss radiological scene safety, decontamination measures and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  6. Describe the clinical manifestation and management of acute and sub-acute radiation injuries
  7. Identify the roles pharmacists play in emergency preparedness (e.g. bioterrorism and chemical terrorism, natural disasters) and response (e.g. medication dispensing, information provision, vaccination response teams, medical reserve corps) on the local community and national levels.

Faculty:

  1. James C. (Jim) Hardeman, Jr MSNE
  2. Ziad Kazzi, MD

Continuing Education:
ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Origination Date: 2/24/2017     Expiration Date: 2/24/2019

CME: 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 providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Poison Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 6.0 contact hours. 

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEU’s for this program. 

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 6.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0.0 CDC provider number 98614.

CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This program is a designated event for pharmacists to receive 0.6 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is 0387-9999-17-014-L04-P.

Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

Once credit is claimed, an unofficial statement of credit is immediately available on TCEOnline.  Official credit will be uploaded within 60 days on the NABP/CPE Monitor. 

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 6.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.

CDC is an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Effective October 1, 2013, the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) accepts continuing education units (CEU) for CPH recertification credits from CDC.  Please select CEU as your choice for continuing education when registering for a course on TCEOnline. Learners seeking CPH should use the guidelines provided by the NBPHE for calculating recertification credits.  For assistance please contact NBPHE at http://www.NBPHE.org.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of Dr. Kazzi and Dr. Pomerleau’s discussion of filgastim. They will be discussing the use of filgastim in ARS patients during the clinical evaluation of acute and subacute radiation injuries lecture.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Poison Center are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

To receive continuing education (CE):
Complete the activity
Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline                                                                                                  Pass the postest at 60%

EMS Personnel: This continuing education activity was approved by the GA Office of EMS for 11.0 hours. Provide a copy of certificate to claim credits. Renewal Date: April 1, 2014 / Expiration Date: March 31, 2017

Firefighter Personnel: This continuing education activity was approved by Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council for 8.0 hours. Origination Date: June 9, 2014

 

 

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