Continuing Medical Education Training
The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) teaches accredited continuing education courses in radiation emergency medicine. Physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurses, emergency medical technicians, health physicists and first responders benefit from the lectures, discussions and hands-on exercises as they learn their roles in the medical management of a radiation incident.
Courses are scheduled throughout the year at the unique REAC/TS facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Additionally, REAC/TS prepares and teaches customized courses at hospitals, nuclear facilities and other locations across the country.
ORISE, which is managed by ORAU, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ORISE takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this ACCME activity. Respective courses are also accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Health Physics.
These educational activities are designated for a certain number of American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits™ (see specific course descriptions linked below for number of credits).
It is the practice of Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty, CME planners, and reviewers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount occurring within the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of the commercial interests.
The ORISE CME Committee also reviews activity content and the required financial disclosures to identify any relevant financial relationships potentially affecting CME activities.
If necessary, the provider will be required to make changes to activity content as a result of these reviews. ORISE and the CME Committee also reserves the option to exclude some presentations or abstracts from their accredited program of CME or present this content in a track that is outside of but in conjunction with accredited CME. As always, ORISE will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs. Information concerning faculty financial interests or its absence will be conveyed to participants at the beginning of all CME activities.