In recent years, there has been growing concern that many of the most likely terrorist threats will involve “agents of opportunity” or materials that are readily available in most communities around the country. The CME course is designed to familiarize health care providers and others who might have a role in planning and preparations for an emergency response to radiation and toxic exposures. The course is open to students and practitioners in all health care fields, including medicine, nursing and emergency medical services. The course content was developed by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), a part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), and the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT).
ORISE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians. ORISE designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.
LMU-DCOM is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to present continuing medical education programs for physicians. LMU-DCOM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 9.0 hours of AOA Category 1-B CME credits. Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.
Non-physician health care providers can receive a certificate of completion.
The course may be accessed online by visiting http://dcomcme.LMUnet.edu and clicking on the “CME Course Catalog” menu item. Participants must register and set up an account with user name and password to access course content and receive CME certificates. Course fees and credits are dependent on the amount of modules completed by the participants.
For more information about the course, please contact Patricia Stubenberg, PhD, LMU-DCOM director of CME and preceptor development at 423-869-6819 or patricia.stubenberg@LMUnet.edu.