Health physicists must be familiar not only with the application of radiation protection principles to accident management, but also with medical terminology and procedures, and both on-scene and in-hospital emergency medical care. Challenges include interaction with medical personnel, dose assessment, public information, and post-accident interactions with managers and investigators, and possibly attorneys. Post-accident interactions include refinements or revisions of dose estimates, stochastic risk estimates, review of operations, review of emergency plans and procedures, and development of lessons learned, as well as potential involvement in litigation.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Talk given by Richard Toohey, REAC/TS, Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Worth 4 CEC's.
Dr. Johnson's research in the laser research lab is focused on safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in health physics from the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Learn more at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs/faculty/johnson/t_johnson.htm