Senior Leaders for Medical Planning and Response to a Radiation Incident
- Issues for medical planning and response to a mass casualty radiation incident will vary with
- Nature, severity, cause, and location of the radiation incident
- Agency in which the Leader is operating and its own rules and regulations
- Leadership role of the official
- Medical practice, standards of care, available assets, Concept of Operations, and liability issues are complex and each practitioner should consult with experts in his/her venue and organization.
- Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Immediate Aftermath (US Government Interagency Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group, June 2013)
- Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident (US Government Interagency Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group, June 2013)
- Coleman CN, Adams S, Adrianopoli C, Ansari A, Bader JL, et al., Medical planning and response for a nuclear detonation: a practical guide. Biosecur Bioterror. 2012 Dec;10(4):346-71. [PubMed Citation]
- Approach to Optimizing Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Nuclear or Radiological Terrorism Incidents, SC 5-1 (NCRP draft in progress), National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MD.
- Responding to a Radiological or Nuclear Terrorism Incident: A Guide for Decision Makers (NCRP Report No. 165), National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MD, January 2010. Purchase required.
- Key elements of preparing emergency responders for nuclear and radiological terrorism (NCRP Commentary No. 19), Bethesda, MD, December 2005. Purchase required; see Free overview (PDF - 219 KB)
- Advising the public about radiation emergencies (NCRP Commentary No. 10), National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MD, 1994. (PDF - 1.8 MB)
- Protective Action Guides (EPA)
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