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Radiation Response Volunteer Corp (RRVC) Training Class

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Target Audience

This free training is provided and sponsored by the Florida Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control (BRC). The training is for personnel who can assist with population monitoring after a radiological incident/event, such as a severe transportation accident, a nuclear power plant accident, or the detonation of a radiological dispersal device or an improvised nuclear device. Such personnel may include:

  • Medical Reserve Corps members
  • Medical professionals (physicians, physician assistants, EMTs/paramedics, nurse practitioners, nurses, etc.)
  • Radiation response professionals (medical physicists, health physicists, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists, and radiologic technologists)

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the training, the participant will:

  • Be familiar with the role of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in a disaster
  • Understand the role of population monitoring and the Radiation Response Volunteer Corps (RRVC) in a radiological disaster
  • Know the steps to establish and operate a population monitoring center within the framework of the MRC
  • Learn about radiation, radiation protection, detection, contamination, and removal
  • Be provided with additional resources to assist with responding to a radiological event
  • Integrate, at the local level, the skills and abilities of both MRC volunteers and the RRVC volunteers

Course Dates

Classes will take place on the date shown at the following location:    

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Continuing Education Approval

This course has been approved for 7 hours of continuing education for Florida-licensed radiologic technologists. Individuals certified under section 381.0101, FS, are awarded 7.0 contact hours for this training. Seven hours of Nursing continuing education approval is also provided without cost by the Florida Department of Health, Office of Public Health Nursing, Provider #50-712 (Provider #50-712 automatically reports to CE Broker). Florida EMTs and paramedics may obtain continuing education credit for the course via their alternative pathway, with the signature of their medical director on the course certificate.

Course Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 amWelcome and Introductions and
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Overview
MRC Coordinator
8:30 – 9:00 amRationale for Radiological Incident Preparation and
Bureau of Radiation Control (BRC) Overview
BRC Staff
9:00 – 10:00 amRadiation FundamentalsBRC Staff
10:00 – 11:00 amInstrumentationBRC Staff
11:00 am – 12:00 pmResponse Overview and Population MonitoringBRC Staff
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 – 3:30 pmProficiency Stations and Population Monitoring DrillAll Participants
3:30 – 4:00 pmAssessmentAll Participants
4:00 – 4:30 pmReview and Wrap UpBRC Staff
NOTE: 1 – 2 breaks (am and pm)

Course Registration

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