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Training: Myths of Radiation: Communicating in Radiation Emergencies

Communication in Radiation Emergencies: Myths of Radiation is a new training that discusses common radiation myths and identifies communications strategies to dispel them.

CDC Video State and local public information officers (PIOs), radiation protection professionals, public health directors, and public health administrators

Use of Environmental Monitoring Data to Support Public Health Decision Making in Radiation Emergencies

This training is a panel discussion focused on identifying federal resources available to respond to radiation emergencies, discussing the response timeline, and describing the types of information and data products that will be available to responders and decision makers.

CDC Video Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Clinicians

Video: Radiation Emergencies Public Health Roundtable: The Role of Poison Centers

A recording of a roundtable discussion group session, bringing together poison control professionals across the country for discussion about current and future roles poison centers have in radiation emergency preparedness and response.

CDC Video Clinicians, Public health professionals

Video: Radiological Contamination and Exposure

A video focused on detailing possible exposure and contamination from a radiation emergency.

CDC Video Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Video: Radiological Terrorism: Just in Time Training for Hospital Clinicians

A brief, 17-minute video covering key radiation principles and radiological procedures. Includes demonstrations on application of these principles and procedures in several patient care scenarios in an emergency services setting.

CDC Website Clinicians

Video: Screening People for External Contamination: How to Use Hand-held Radiation Survey Equipment

An 18 minute skills training video that demonstrates how to screen people for external contamination using a hand held Geiger Mueller Detector.

CDC Video Clinicians, First Responders

Video: Training for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Materials

Includes guidelines for how medical examiners, coroners, and funeral home personnel should handle decedents who have been contaminated with radioactive material. This site includes transcripts of the video.

CDC Video Clinicians; Medical Examiners, Coroners, Funeral Directors

The Role of Public Health in a Nuclear or Radiological Terrorism Incident

This satellite broadcast originally aired in 2005. It provides a generic overview and introduction to radiological and nuclear terrorism incident response planning for state, local, and tribal public health officials.

Note: viewing this video requires Windows Media Player

CDC Video Public Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Preparing for Radiological Population Monitoring and Decontamination 

This satellite broadcast originally aired in 2006. It provides an introduction to the challenges in planning for population monitoring. Consideration for adapting local response plans for large scale incidents are discussed.

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CDC Video Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Medical Response to Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism 

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.

Note: viewing this video requires Windows Media Player

CDC Video Public Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

RealOpt CRC

RealOptĀ© CRC is a simulation and optimization program developed by CDC and the Georgia Institute of Technology that allows emergency planners to:

  • Design customized and efficient community reception center (CRC) models.
  • Assess resources and determine minimum needs to conduct population monitoring in the CRC.
  • Determine optimal labor and instrumentation resources for the CRC.
  • Determine the most efficient placement of staff throughout the CRC.
CDC Website Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Community Reception Center Simulation Tool for Evaluation and Planning (CRC-STEP) 

CRC-STEP is designed to help emergency planners determine the best process flow, resource utilization, and staffing for community reception center (CRC) operations in a radiation emergency response.

CDC Website Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Training: Radiation Basics Made Simple

A training module that introduces participants to the fundamentals of radiation and radioactivity. This training features an enhanced lecture-style video and interactive knowledge checks to deliver and reinforce key concepts.

CDC Video Public Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Training: Medical Countermeasures for Radiation Exposure and Contamination

Medical Countermeasures for Radiation Exposure and Contamination is a training module that aids in better understanding what medical countermeasures (treatments) are available for radiation exposure and contamination, how they work, and how and when they should be used.

CDC Website Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical examiners

Educational Videos -- Protective Actions, Pharmaceutical Countermeasures, and Health Effects

These videos describe what protective actions you can take in a radiation emergency, the possible health effects of radiation exposure and contamination, and medical treatments that may be available to you.

CDC Video Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners
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