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Medical Response to Nuclear and Radiological Events

March 28, 2006. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Cham Dallas, PhD, outlines the injuries and treatment strategies for nuclear and radiological events that clinical and public health providers should be familiar with.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Cham Dallas, PhD, outlines the injuries and treatment strategies for nuclear and radiological events that clinical and public health providers should be familiar with. He also covers events most likely to be seen in the next decade, and the current consensus on medical treatment of mass casualties through nuclear weapon use.

Air date: March 28, 2006

Learning Objectives

  • Review specific issues related to nuclear and radiological events
  • Discuss the application of the DISASTER paradigm to all aspects of nuclear and radiological events
  • Describe types of injuries involved in a nuclear disaster and possible treatment

Intended Audience

Clinical and public health providers; Physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physician assistants, paramedics; Hospital administrators, emergency managers; Public health administrators, infectious disease control (related to long-term burn care)

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Cham Dallas, PhD, is a professor at the Medical College of Georgia, University of Georgia, and Emory School of Public Health, as well as Director of the Center for Mass Destruction Defense, a CDC Center in Public Health Preparedness at the University of Georgia. He has extensive experience in toxicology and issues regarding weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including a decade of research, teaching, and humanitarian efforts in Chernobyl-contaminated areas.

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