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Upcoming Classes:

Thursday, March 16th @ Clarence Brown Conference Center (5450 Ga. 20, Cartersville, GA 3021) – 8:00a to 5:00p – Click Here to Register!


Program Description: Radiation emergencies will pose a specific set of challenges to EMS, nurses, and physicians. These include the need for PPE, triage, radiation survey, decontamination, and medical assessment of severity of radiation exposures. These will be followed by appropriate management and disposition. The proposed 1-day training course will consist of content that addresses all of these areas and the instructors will demonstrate at the end of the day the reception of a victim who is contaminated with radioactive material.

Target Audience: The Radiological Preparedness and Emergency Response training is intended for pre-hospital care providers and first responders and first receivers as well as public health responders who may be called on to respond to a mass casualty incident and/or treat victims of a radiological exposure.

Prerequisites: Basic First Aid

Format: Live

Fees: No Fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities


Upon completion of the Radiological Preparedness & Emergency Response course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe different possible scenarios of radiological incidents using historical examples.
  2. Discuss basic principles of radiation physics causing clinical injuries.
  3. Describe different radiation detection equipment and the performance of a proper radiation detection survey
  4. Discuss radiological scene safety, decontamination measures and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  5. Discuss the difference between radiation exposure and contamination.
  6. Describe the clinical manifestations and management of acute and subacute radiation injuries.


  1. James C. (Jim) Hardeman, Jr MSNE
  2. Ziad Kazzi, MD

Continuing Education Credits:

  1. EMS – This continuing education activity was approved by the GA Office of EMS for 6.0 hours.
  1. Firefighters – This continuing education activity was approved by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council for 8.0 hours.
  1. Nurses – This activity has been approved for 6.0 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development. Licensed nurses must view the presentation in its entirety and successfully pass the post-test in order to receive contact hours. Contact hours will be provided through the Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia Department of Public Health is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. No influential financial relationships have been disclosed by planners or presenters which would influence the planning of this activity. No commercial support has influenced the planning of the educational objectives and content of this activity. This activity is eligible to award contact hours until 03/08/25.​


Please contact registrations@georgiapoisoncenter.org or
404-616-9235 if you are interested in scheduling a class in your area.