Radiation as a Weapon of Terror

Description: Developed from a live hour long presentation using Articulate and Powerpoint.
Objectives:
  1. Define the likely composition of a “dirty” or radioactive bomb.
  2. Recognize the limitations of their use through an understanding of the physics behind the health effects associated with acute and chronic exposure to radiation sources.
  3. Become familiar with nomenclature of radiation measurement.
  4. Understand the consequences use of such devices will have in the operation of a typical health care environments.
  5. Detect radiation in a patient care setting.
  6. Develop an understanding of the treatment options available based on the composition of the bomb.
  7. Locate advanced training materials appropriate to provide guidance for prehospital emergency services.
  8. Locate advanced training materials appropriate to provide guidance for hospital medical management.

Author(s)
  • Name: Michael Schmidt
    Title: Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Director of Special Projects
    Organization: Medical University of South Carolina
    Email: schmidtm@musc.edu

Developer
Name: Deborah Carson
Title:
Organization:
Contact
Name: Deborah Carson
Phone: 843-792-4431
Address: SC AHEC 19 Hagood Ave. Suite 802 Charleston, SC 29425

Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture
Languages: English
Target Capabiltities: Prevent: CBRNE Detection, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Protect, Respond
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Accessible, Interoptable
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Thu May 18 13:17:54 -0400 2006
Last Updated: Thu Oct 26 14:09:16 -0400 2006