Update on Acute Radiation Syndrome
This article was written because physicians, healthcare workers, and hospitals will assume the care of individuals involved in an acute radiation exposure whether it is from a terrorist attack, nuclear plant mishap or accidental exposure.

Course Publication Date: March 27, 2020

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Author:Denise L. Gray RN, MAS, BSN, CCM
Course No:ARS122719
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Oncologic Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Describe radiation sickness.

  • Describe the difference between acute and chronic radiation sickness.

  • Describe the characteristics of the hematopoietic syndrome.

  • Describe the characteristics of the gastrointestinal syndrome.

  • Describe the characteristics of the cerebrovascular syndrome.

  • Describe the characteristics of the cutaneous syndrome.

  • Define the treatment for acute radiation syndrome.

  • Identify the prognosis for patients with acute radiation syndrome.


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