Radiological Emergency Medical Management - May 2024

Radiological Emergency Medical Management - May 2024

Includes a Live Web Event on 05/21/2024 at 8:45 AM (EDT)

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The Radiological Emergency Medical Management course is an awareness-level training course addressing the medical and psychological impact of radiation.

Target Audience

1-Day Course is Designed for:

  • Pre-Hospital First Responders (EMTs and Paramedics)
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Law Enforcement 
  • Emergency Providers

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the types of radiation and radiation scenarios
  • Discuss Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS)
  • Describe the emergency care of patients contaminated with radioactive material
  • Describe cutaneous radiation syndrome assessment and care
  • List resources available to address radiation accidents
  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of emergency physicians and nurses and prehospital personnel during a radiation accident affecting a large population

Continuing Education: Interprofessional continuing education credits are available for this course through the CDC.

Agenda | May 21, 2024

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM ET         Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                                Carol Iddins, MD
                                                Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET       Practical Radiation Physics and Radiation Protection
                                                Dillon Vogt, BS
                                                Health Physicist, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET     Acute Radiation Syndrome
                                                Carol Iddins, MD
                                                Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM ET     Break

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM ET     Radiation Protection, Contamination Control, and Instrumentation
                                                Joshua Hayes, PhD NRRPT
                                                Associate Manager of Health Physics, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET       Cutaneous Radiation Injuries
                                                Carol Iddins, MD
                                                Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET         Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM ET          Preparedness and Response to Radiological Incidents
                                                Wayne Baxter, RN, EMT-P
                                                Registered Nurse/Paramedic, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

2:20 PM - 3:10 PM ET          Common Radiation Sources
                                                Dillon Vogt, BS
                                                Health Physicist, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM ET         Break

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM ET           Management of Internal Contamination
                                                 Carol Iddins, MD
                                                 Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM ET           Donning/Doffing and Decontamination
                                                 Wayne Baxter, RN, EMT-P
                                                 Registered Nurse/Paramedic, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM ET           Closing Remarks/Adjourn
                                                 Carol Iddins, MD
                                                 Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

Carol Iddins, MD


Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

Carol Iddins, M.D., serves as director of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS). As director, she ensures support to multiple governmental and nongovernmental national readiness agencies, as well as oversees the REAC/TS mission to provide advice to other health care professionals regarding the medical management of ionizing radiation-induced injuries and illnesses. Iddins leads REAC/TS as the United States’ only Collaborating Center for Radiation Emergency Management for the World Health Organization (WHO) and coordinates international response through the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Radiation Assistance Network (RANET) and WHO’s Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN).

Iddins has consulted on patients with radiation-related injuries/illnesses and has deployed internationally for RANET to provide subject matter medical expertise. Iddins routinely consults on calls regarding potential and actual radiation exposures, evaluates and participates in radiological/nuclear exercises, and shares her specialized knowledge worldwide at courses and professional meetings. She is a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements PAC 3 Nuclear and Radiological Security and Safety Committee.

Iddins earned a doctor of medicine degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee. She has practiced obstetrics and gynecology and aerospace/occupational medicine in civilian and military environments.

Iddins is a Diplomate of the American Board of Disaster Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine, and currently the vice president of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine. Iddins is a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran of Operations Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Joshua M. Hayes PhD, NRRPT

Associate Manager of Health Physics

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

Joshua is a Health Physicist at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) since January of 2021.  He holds a PhD in radiological health sciences from Colorado State University (CSU) and specialized in both health physics and radiation biology.   Joshua joined REAC/TS from the International Atomic Energy Agency where he was a radiobiologist and biodosimetrist, and prior to that worked in Fukushima, Japan conducting radiobiological and radioecological research.

Wayne Baxter, RN, EMT-P

Registered Nurse/Paramedic

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

Wayne Baxter is a Registered Nurse/Paramedic at the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center and Training Site (REAC/TS) is Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Wayne has been with REAC/TS since 2010, and has been full time since 2014. 

Mr. Wayne Baxter has been in the health care field since he was 16 years old. His career started in 1984 as an Explorer with the Blount County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Wayne’s career has had a concentration in Emergency Management; he started as an Emergency Medical Technician with the local EMS service, and gained his paramedic license in 1990. He became the EMS Director of Loudon County Tennessee while working for Fort Sanders Loudon EMS (FSLEMS). During his tenure as director, FSLEMS was honored with participation in the TIMI-19 Early Retavase Study with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Wayne obtained his BS-Nursing from Western Governors University and Excelsior College earning his Registered Nurse License in 2003. He was a staff nurse at Blount Memorial Hospital ED and ICU, East Tennessee Baptist ICU, and was a charge nurse at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. He was team lead of the Electronic Medical Record implementation for the ED and was on the Code Blue Emergency Planning Committee.

Wayne is the lead author of the REAC/TS 5th Edition of The Medical Aspects of Radiation Incidents and the REAC/TS RadMed app. These are available on Apple and Google Play Store for download. 

He has lectured and taught practical decontamination methods worldwide during the International Medical Management of Radiation Injuries (I-MED) course for the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). He has been the lead instructor for multiple DOE facilities and healthcare coalitions.

James "Dillon" Vogt, BS

Health Physicist

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

Dillon Vogt is a Health Physicist with the REAC/TS team. His career started at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in 2016 as an Associate Health Physicist in the External Dosimetry Department. While working with SRS he helped External Dosimetry switch the entirety of their dosimeters from Panasonic TLDs to Landauer OSLs, began working with 3D printing to develop jigs and tools for research purposes, and began to help with the Internal Dosimetry Department with Bioassay receiving, whole body counting, and lung counting. While at SRS Dillon also took over the Criticality Neutron Dosimetry (CND) program, assembling and monitoring the supply of the sites criticality dosimetry and participated in the 2022 International CND Intercomparison Study at the Nevada National Security Site. Dillon started work with the REAC/TS team in the summer of 2023 as one of their Health Physicists. Since then he has been involved in multiple courses offered by REAC/TS both domestic and abroad.

Registration Rates

     ACMT Member



Registration will include: 

  • Access to the on-demand recordings of all lectures for 1-year
  • Continuing Education (provided at no cost through CDC via TCEO)
  • Downloadable Attendance Certificate

Please note that for proprietary reasons, PDFs of the presentation slides will not be available for download. You will have access to an on-demand recording of the course for one year from the event date.

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Continuing Education

Available CE Categories

CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 8.0 nursing contact hours.

CPE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated this knowledge-based event for pharmacists to receive 0.8 CEUs in pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number is JA4008229-9999-23-053-L99-P. 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.

IACET CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 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 designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 8 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 8. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

AAVSB/RACE: This program was reviewed and approved by AAVSB RACE program for 9 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

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 3 CPH recertification credits for this program.

Instructions for Obtaining CE

There are no fees for receiving Continuing Education for this course. In order to receive continuing education (CE), please visit CDC TRAIN ( and follow these instructions ( using the information below:

Radiological Emergency Medical Management
Pass the posttest at: 70% 
Available: 5/21/24 - 6/24/24

Hardware/Software Requirements

Computer or Other Internet-Enabled Device; Internet Connection; Browser or Zoom Application. 






This activity is Web-based/Web on Demand.


No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT), and Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Radiological Emergency Medical Management (Live, Virtual Event)
05/21/2024 at 8:45 AM (EDT)  |  500 minutes  |  Attendance Required
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