9am to 4:30pm @ Cabela's Conference Room

Medical Reserve Corps training.

Enhancing Community Response to a Radiological Event workshop will give participants the knowledge and skills needed to safely respond to a public health crisis.  Participants will:

  • Understand different types of events or incidents that can occur at a nuclear power station
  • Understand different types of radiation and how they effect the body
  • Understand the purpose of KI (potassium iodide) and the effect it will have on the body
  • Understand the legalities of isolation and quarantine related to KI
  • Understand what the local response and roles are during a radiological event
  • Understand the paperwork necessary during an event
  • Have knowledge for the health department’s upcoming drill on May 9, 2016.

Free one day workshop.  To register call the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department at (304) 234-3682 or e-mail [email protected]  .  Registration deadline is April 15, 2016 and seating is limited.  Program will offer 8.4 nursing CEUs (WV2004-0455RN) and or a certificate of attendance for those participants other than nursing.

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