Release Date: 05/03/2022
Expiration Date: 05/03/2023
*Please note that you must complete the Post Webinar Evaluation (link below) to receive CE credit.
Ziad Kazzi, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University
Assistant Medical Director, The Georgia Poison Center
Associate Medical Director, Southern Regional Disaster Response System
Secretary Treasurer, ACMT
Immediate Past President, MENATOX
Steering Committee Member, AACT Radiation Section
Department of Emergency Medicine
Adela Salame-Alfie, PhD, FHPS
Radiation Studies Section
Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Emily Kiernan, DO
Georgia Poison Control Center
Shawn M. Varney, MD, FAACT, FACEP, FACMT
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, South Texas Poison Center
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Few events cause more fear than news of a nuclear powerplant catastrophe. The uncertainty of the extent of radiation exposure and effects, how to shelter in place, the need for prophylactic countermeasures, and wondering about recovering as a community and nation. Clinical and medical toxicologists, as well as Specialists in Poison Information and toxicology providers, may be called upon for guidance in these pressing situations. This webinar will assist toxicology personnel in understanding the function (and potential malfunction) of nuclear powerplants, and potential health effects after a nuclear power plant emergency. It will also discuss protective actions after a nuclear power plant emergency and the roles medical toxicologists may assume in a radiation emergency.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire webinar as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Physicians and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Amedco LLC 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.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for physicians and 1 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.
Objectives – After attending this program you should be able to:
- Describe the functioning and potential malfunction of nuclear power plants
- Discuss the potential health effects after a nuclear power plant emergency
- List three protective actions after a nuclear power plant emergency
- Discuss the potential roles of medical toxicologists in a radiation emergency
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-‐6.2, 6.5)
Enduring UAN: JA4008163-9999-22-107-H04-P