Micro Radiation Emergency Medicine (MicroREM)

August 1, 2023 - August 3, 2023

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(Left to right) Senior Airman Clemente Fernandez, 374th Medical Support Squadron system technician, and Staff Sgt. Trishana Gwendo, 374th Aerospace Medicine Squadron nutritional medicine technician, practices decontamination procedures by spraying a simulated victim with water during a medical counter-chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear exercise scenario at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2011. The training experience is valuable to airmen because it tests their knowledge on how to identify and react to CBRN.

Hosted By: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

REAC/TS course teaches treatment and care of patients involved in radiological or nuclear incidents.

This virtual course is an abridged version of REAC/TS’s Radiation Emergency Medicine (REM) class. It focuses on the fundamentals of medical care and management of patients involved in radiological or nuclear incidents. Topics include basic radiation physics; radiation detection/measurement/identification; early evaluation and treatment of acute radiation syndrome (ARS), cutaneous injuries, and internal contamination; prehospital and hospital readiness; and patient decontamination.

The microREM course will consist of three consecutive days of four-hour blocks of instruction. At a later date, an optional hands-on workshop will be offered with morning or afternoon sessions in Oak Ridge, TN, where the principles learned are incorporated in a culminating hands-on exercise using live patients with mock injuries and transferable radioactive contamination.

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