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Application: Internal Contamination Clinical Reference (ICCR)

An application (for Android devices, iPads, and iPhones) estimating reference concentrations of radionuclides in urine assuming intakes equal to one Clinical Decision Guide (CDG) for each radionuclide.

CDCApplicationPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Internal Contamination Clinical Reference (ICCR) Walkthrough

A walkthrough for the ICCR, an application (for Android devices, iPads, and iPhones) estimating reference concentrations of radionuclides in urine assuming intakes equal to one Clinical Decision Guide (CDG) for each radionuclide.

The application can be downloaded here.

CDCPDFPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, 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

CDCVideoPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Homepage

REMM provides guidance to health care providers (primarily physicians) about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. It also provides just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise.

REMMWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) Homepage

NARR is a coalition of public health, healthcare, and emergency management organizations that represent practitioners in the field of radiation readiness. This includes state and local public health practitioners, elected officials at the sate and local level, and first responder and first receiver groups.

NARRWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners
Measuring Radiation

A description of how radiation is measured and how to interpret measurements related to radiation dose.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

A description of REAC/TS, a program uniquely qualified to teach medical personnel, health physicists, first responders and occupational health professionals about radiation emergency medical response.

US Department of Energy/ORISEWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical examiners
Acute Radiation Syndrome: A Fact Sheet for Physicians

Information for clinicians on Acute Radiation Syndrome, Prenatal Radiation Exposure and Cutaneous Radiation Injury.

CDCWebsiteClinicians

Cutaneous Radiation Injury (CRI)

Information for clinicians on Cutaneous Radiation Injury.

CDC

WebsiteClinicians

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) Pocket Guide: Emergency Radiation Medicine Response

From 2008 via the United States Department of Defense Research Laboratory: A pocket guide detailing what the medical response is to a radiation emergency

AFRRI

PDFClinicians, 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.

CDCWebsiteClinicians
Transcript: Just In Time Radiation Training Video for Hospital Clinicians

A transcript of a training video for hospital clinicians about radiation injuries.

CDCWebsiteClinicians

Radiological Terrorism: Emergency Management Pocket Guide for Clinicians

This pocket guide is designed as a quick reference for clinicians, including physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, who will provide emergency care in a hospital setting following a radiological terrorism incident.

CDC

WebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals

Radiation and Pregnancy: A Fact Sheet for Clinicians

A fact sheet for clinicians about the effects of radiation on pregnant women.

CDCWebsiteClinicians

Guidelines for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Materials

Detonation of a nuclear weapon or activation of a radiological dispersal device could cause radioactively contaminated decedents. These guidelines suggest ways for medical examiners, coroners, and morticians to deal with loose surface contamination, internal contamination, or shrapnel on or in decedents' bodies.

CDCPDFClinicians; Medical Examiners, Coroners, Funeral Directors

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.

CDCVideoClinicians; Medical Examiners, Coroners, Funeral Directors

Training: Virtual Community Reception Center (vCRC)

Website describing the Virtual Community Reception Center (vCRC), a training tool allowing users to better understand how community reception centers work and the essential services they provide during a radiation emergency.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Training: Community Reception Center (CRC) Overview

A training video providing an overview of CRC operations.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Japan Incident - CDC Recommendations for Public Health Follow-Up of Travelers

From 2011: A description of follow-up with travelers identified as contaminated with radioactive mateiral by customs and border protection at US ports of entry.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Japan Incident-- Epidemiology Form for Public Health Follow-Up of Travelers

From 2011: A form to follow-up with travelers and obtain consent in better understanding the results of screening for radioactive materials as a result of being in Japan during the incident at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan in March 2011.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Japan -- CDC Revised Recommendation to Radiation Control Health Physics Staff

From 2011: A revised group of recommendations for follow-up assessment of contaminated travelers by radiation control health physics staff.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals
 

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