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This satellite broadcast originally aired in 2004. It discusses possible scenarios, basic information on radiation and protection for clinicians, decontamination and medical management of radiation casualties.
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REMM provides guidance to health care providers (primarily physicians) about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. It also provides just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise.
|REMM||Website||Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners|
NARR is a coalition of public health, healthcare, and emergency management organizations that represent practitioners in the field of radiation readiness. This includes state and local public health practitioners, elected officials at the sate and local level, and first responder and first receiver groups.
|NARR||Website||Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners|
The purpose of this interactive self-study training is to provide clinician education on local medical response to mass casualties during the immediate aftermath of a radiological or nuclear terrorism incident.
PHMSA's 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazardous material accidents during the critical first 30 minutes. DOT's goal is to place an ERG in every emergency service vehicle nationwide.
Detonation of a nuclear weapon or activation of a radiological dispersal device could cause radioactively contaminated decedents. These guidelines suggest ways for medical examiners, coroners, and morticians to deal with loose surface contamination, internal contamination, or shrapnel on or in decedents' bodies.
|CDC||Clinicians; Medical Examiners, Coroners, Funeral Directors|
A Guide to Operating Public Shelters in a Radiation Emergency (February 2015) has been developed to assist with planning and response efforts related to shelter operations in a radiation emergency. This guide is the result of a multiagency collaboration exploring the unique challenges radiation emergencies pose for shelter operations.
|CDC||Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners|
The Workshop on Operating Public Shelters during a Radiation Emergency was convened on Feb. 3–4, 2010 in Atlanta, GA to gather input from federal and state agencies including state departments of health, local health departments (LHDs), and non‐governmental organization (NGO) partners about the resources and processes needed to provide the public with acceptable shelter during a radiation emergency.
|CDC/NACCHO||Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners|
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