The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Radiation Studies Branch announces the launch of Radiation Basics Made Simple, the first in a series of radiation preparedness training modules. Radiation Basics introduces participants to the fundamentals of radiation and radioactivity. View a 2-minute preview of Radiation Basics Made Simple.
Radiation Basics Made Simple features an enhanced lecture-style video and interactive knowledge checks to deliver and reinforce key concepts. The training is divided into eight segments:
- Sources of Radiation
- Radioactive Decay
- Measuring Radiation
- Biological Effects of Radiation
- Radiation Protection
- Environmental Impact of Radioactivity
- Responding to Radiation Emergencies
Click here to access Radiation Basics Made Simple. Continuing education is available for this activity.
Other radiation emergency training modules currently in development include: Medical Countermeasures, Risk Communication and Public Information, and Responder Safety and Health.
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