Education - Training

 As part of the SRDRS, the NDLSF has updated important educational materials on nuclear events, active threats, triage and treatment, pandemic response, and PPE applications.  NDLSF will soon offer its newest course through the project, "Essentials of Disaster Life Support (EDLS)."  This online training includes 18 educational modules and provides 4.0 hours of course credit. 

Just-in-time training (JIT) training for "Radiological and Nuclear Events" is now available through NDLSF. 

Instructions for JIT Radiological and Nuclear Events Training

Future large scale SRDRS training offerings

In 2022, the NDLSF is also engaging with SRDRS partners, Emory, UGA and Augusta University, to hold BDLS and ADLS courses for partners across the region.  The schedule of those courses will be released soon and anticipated for August 2022.

More Resources from NDLSF

Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Response Guidance Planning for the First 100 Minutes

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National stockpiles for radiological and nuclear emergencies: Policy Advice

National stockpiles for radiological and nuclear emergencies: Policy Advice from the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Proper Use and Maintenance of RadEye Detectors from the Georgia Poison Center

NCRP Statement – Instrument Response Verification And Calibration For Use In Radiation Emergencies

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Education & Training from RITN

RITN Resources for JIT training on ARS

All resources are free, we only collect emails for online training to provide a certificate

  • RITN ARS medical grandrounds  training
  • RITN micro training 4-8 min videos
    • What to Expect…Does the Patient Have ARS? Click HERE
    • Treating Radiation Victims…Am I Safe? Click HERE
    • Preparedness Steps…Identifying Your Resources Click HERE
  • Web-based training:
    • Non-medical Radiation awareness training (for administrative staff, housekeeping, security, etc…):
      • Non-Medical Personnel Radiation Awareness (~30 min) HERE 
      • Facilitator led Non-Medical Personnel Radiation Awareness (PPTX)
    • Radiation Safety Communication (~30 min) HERE
      • For medical staff that will be asked by colleagues, friends and family about the risk of radiation
    • Initial Care of Patients with Suspected ARS (~30 min) HERE
      • Geared toward those staffing shelters following a rad/nuk disaster
  • FEMA PepTalks:
    • Brooke Buddemeier "Saving Lives After a Nuclear Detonation." HERE 
      • Educates emergency managers, community leaders, and the public on the effects of a nuclear detonation, critical protective actions, and the role of local emergency responders.

More Resources from RITN

NETEC Resources

The National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) offers courses and training for nurses, physicians, emergency responders, and other health care professionals. The NETEC educational resources provide facilities and individuals with preparedness best practices.

Handout - Radiation Emergency Annex Presentation

Practical Information when writing your radiation emergency annex. 

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Handout - Chemical Emergency Updates

It’s never too early to prepare: Six updates since the last time you thought of chemical emergencies.

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Handout - EMAG 2024 Chemical Annex

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FEMA 72hr Nuclear Detonation Response Guidance

Guidance on how to protect the lives of first responders and the public, develop a common operating picture, establish a coordinated multi-jurisdictional response, and prepare for the integration of support arriving from other jurisdictions, states, and federal agencies across the country.

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SRDRS Rad/Nuc Emergency Webinar Series

Healthcare System and Public Health Implications for Radiological/Nuclear Scenarios

Resources for Healthcare Systems and Public Health Planners

Prehospital Setting & Community Reception Centers: Assessment of Victims of a Radiological Emergency

Federal Response and Resources during a Radiation Emergency

Management of Victims Contaminated with Radioactive Materials

Assessment and Management of Acute Radiation Syndrome