FEMA IS-302 Answers

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FEMA IS 302 Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training Answers

A sealed radioactive source used in radiography operations would be an example of a special form radioactive materialTrue
While surveying with a contamination monitor, you hear an increase in the count rate. What should you do?Finish the survey with audible turned off to avoid distraction.
To avoid the need for decontamination of critical hand-held equipment, a common practice is to place equipment in clear poly bags and then remove and dispose of the bag on exit from the contaminated area.True
If a radiation survey instrument is available, the transport index is a good initial indicator for determining whether or not damage has occurred to the package.True
When dealing with radioactive material, the correct response guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook can be identified by using which of the following:UN Identification number
It is not necessary to use the wet decon method to decontaminate everyone exiting the hot zone at a radioactive material transportation incident. Removing the outer layer of PPE or clothing will often eliminate the contamination. A contamination survey will determine if further decontamination is necessary.False
The potential health effects from exposure to radiation depend on how much radiation you receive and how fast you receive the dose.True
What is the Transport Index (TI)?The hazard class for the type of material being transported inside the package.
A patient who has only been exposed to radiation from an external source should be handled as followsNo differently than a person who may have received radiation therapy or a person who has received a diagnostic X-ray.
The four basic types of ionizing radiation areAlpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, and neutron particles.
What is radioactive contamination?Radioactive material in an unwanted or uncontrolled location.
The standard placard for radioactive material is yellow on top and white on bottom with black lettering and a black radiation symbol in the yellow portionTrue
When approaching the incident scene, the survey instrument should be set on the __ scaleLowest
Type B packages must withstand a series of tests that simulate severe or ‘worst case’ accident conditionsTrue
Most radioactive material shipments involve small quantities of radioactive material that have been packaged in Industrial or Type A packages. These containers pose minimal risk to the First Responder.False
Response personnel could potentially become contaminated with radioactive material by:Changing gloves after handling contaminated equipment or victims
The object behind a radiation exposure rate survey is to identify sources of radiation and determine general radiation fields. This will be useful for establishing hot zone boundaries.True
Dosimetry devices such as the Self-Reading Dosimeter (SRD) or Electronic Dosimeters can provide Responders with information concerning their total accumulated dose.True
Under normal transport conditions, the maximum radiation level at any point on the outer surfaces or outer plane of a transport vehicle should not exceed 200 mrem/hour.True
Inhalation, ingestion, injection, and absorption are all methods by which:Radioactive material enters the body.
Contamination survey instruments are very sensitive and typically report results in counts per minute (CPM)True
Federal packaging and labeling regulations regarding radioactive material are such that the probability of an emergency responder receiving an ACUTE dose of radiation during response to a transportation incident is extremelyLow
For a Radioactive Yellow-II label, what is the maximum radiation level (in mrem/hour) on contact with the package?0.5 mrem/hour
Exposure rate survey instruments typically measure in mrem/hour or rem/hourFalse
Some commonly transported sources of radioactive material areX-rays and visible light.
Which of the following would NOT be found, as a package marking, on a radioactive material package?Contamination levels
Radiation is _______; contamination is __.energy; material
The preferred method for personnel decontamination (skin and/or other body surfaces) involves the use of:Mild soap and lukewarm water
Radioactive material is defined as:Any material that has been exposed to gamma radiation
Which instrument type would be most beneficial to the responder when entering a field of radiation?An oxygen concentration meter
Contamination survey instruments commonly read out in mrem/hour or rem/hourTrue
Which of the package labels below would indicate the lowest external radiation hazard?Radioactive White-I
Not all radioactive material packages require package markingsTrue
A small dose of radiation received over a long period of time is calledA chronic radiation dose.
The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) states that ‘medical problems take priority over radiological concerns.True
Many commonly shipped radioactive materials have very short half-lives. Rather than decontaminating items that may become contaminated with these materials, the items can be sealed in a bag and allowed to decay to a stable or non-radioactive state.True
When handling a potentially contaminated patient, which method below should be used to limit the spread of contamination?Decontaminate patients by removing all of their outer clothing (gross decon).
The doses we receive every day from natural background radiation and the doses received by people who work in nuclear and medical facilities are examples of:Chronic radiation doses
A Radioactive White-I label indicates that extremely _ levels of external radiation can be expectedLow
Ionizing radiation is defined as:Radiation that has enough energy to remove electrons from atoms
An acute dose of radiation refers toA large amount of radiation dose received in a short period of time.
A person who is exposed to radiation will become contaminatedTrue
Which of the package types below is designed to transport material with the lowest levels of radioactivity?Excepted packaging
Fissile Material is a material whose atoms are capable of nuclear fission (capable of being split).True
A good way to assess whether or not a package is externally contaminated is to:Take a wipe or smear sample on the exterior of the package.
While working in the Hot Zone area you are using an SRD to track your dose. When you read your SRD, a higher than expected reading is indicated. What should you do?Notify the Incident Commander of the situation and continue working.
The ‘rem’ is a unit used to measure:Radiation exposure
Type A packages contain potentially life-endangering amounts or radioactive material.False
The curie (Ci), and becquerel (Bq), are units used to measureRadiation dose rate
The Number ‘7’ on the standard placard for radioactive material denotes:The DOT hazard classification for radioactive material.


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