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Video: Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient (12:00)



About this video:

This video was produced by the Department of Energy/Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) for their Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transportation Training (MERRTT) education project. REMM is grateful to TEPP for the opportunity to show this video, which is used as part of their comprehensive professional training program for responders.

  • Source: DOE Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) and DHS/FEMA
  • This 12:00 minute video has a companion text User Guide (PDF - 696 KB)
  • Topics: generic medical practices for managing patients potentially contaminated with radioactive material, protecting ambulances from radioactivity, personal protective equipment, triage, patient assessment and management, prioritizing patient response tasks, transport of the victim to the ED, protecting the personnel involved in transport; final tasks
  • Video refers to Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) version 2000 for first responders
  • These excellent videos (and guides) are generally targeted at those responding to transportation incidents with very few victims.
  • Implementation of all the guidance recommendations may not be completely feasible for some of the very large, mass casualty incidents covered by REMM, such as an IND.
  • These videos are included in a much more extensive DOE/TEPP/MERRT professional training program for transportation accident responders.