Establishing Patient Handling Flow

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Footprint of "response area" after a radiation event: Concept diagram
  • Size of area labeled as "possibly contaminated" varies markedly with
    • Type of event (radiological vs. nuclear)
    • Magnitude of event
    • Weather conditions
    • Area topography
  • Response regions NOT drawn to scale

Diagram adapted from Generic Procedures for Medical Response during a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (PDF - 2,225 KB) (IAEA, Section C, Figure C2, Page 3 of 6, Response at the Scene (at Pre-Hospital Level), pages 39, April 2005)