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Description of differences of radiological and nuclear incident Overview/algorithm for evaluating contamination and/or exposure How do you know a radiation event has occurred? Perform lifesaving tasks before managing radiation problems Initial on-site activities D
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Dose estimator: by lymphocyte depletion kinetics 4 Subsyndromes of ARS - hematopoietic subsyndrome Algorithm for managing external and internal contamination Prodromal symptoms Illustration and description of external and internal contamination No Contamination or Exposure Algorithm for managing contamination and exposure Illustration and description of exposure Dose reconstruction Dose estimator: by dicentric chromosomes Dose estimator: by onset of vomiting Consider cytokines/bone marrow growth factors Consider hematopoietic stem cell tranplant for severe ARS Physical examination Time/dose effects of ARS What is Acute Radiation Syndrome? Management modifiers for burns Management modifiers for trauma/injuries Timing of surgery in exposed victims Use of blood products in exposed victims Management modifiers for at-risk/special needs populations Response category tool 4 Subsyndromes of ARS - gastrointestinal subsyndrome 4 Subsyndromes of ARS - cutaneous subsyndrome 4 Subsyndromes of ARS - neurovascular subsyndrome Manage ARS with scarce resource Multi-organ dysfunction and multi-organ failure syndromes of ARS Time-Dose effects of ARS Prototype of adult hospital order Follow-up instructions for patients Register patient in incident database Caution - when and why changes in these guidelines may be necessary in mass casualty event

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