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Response to Public Radiation Incidents

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

U.S. Surgeon General Office

American College of Radiology (ACR)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI)

Health Physics Society (HPS)

Presentations

New Mexico Tech

Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN)

American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Conference of Radiation Control Programs Directors, Inc. (CRCPD)

General Physics Worldwide

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Louisiana State University (LSU)

Texas A&M University

Dade Moeller & Associates Radiation Safety Academy

Radionuclide Table

TRAINING

DOE: EOTA  505-842-7110
CDC Web-based (see above)
GP Worldwide - DPETAP  800-727-6677 (Ext. 63624)
ORISE - REAC/TS 865-576-3131
ORAU 865-576-3576
AFRRI – MEIR 301-295-0316
D Meoller & Assoc. Academy 800-871-7930
Louisiana State University 877-829-5770
Texas A&M University 877-833-9638
New Mexico Tech. - EMRTC 575-835-5312

DOCUMENT REFERENCES

  1. Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) – Military Medical Operations. Medical management of the radiological casualties Handbook. Bethesda, Maryland. Second Edition. 2003.
  2. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). NCRP Report No. 065 - Management of persons accidentally contaminated with radionuclides. 1980.
  3. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP). NCRP Report No. 138 - Management of terrorist events involving radioactive material. 2001.
  4. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Health care at the crossroads - strategies for creating and sustaining community-wide emergency preparedness systems. 2003.
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Population monitoring in radiation emergencies: a guide for state and local public health planners. Atlanta, Georgia. 2007.
  6. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Comprehensive emergency management system. 2004.
  7. R. H. Kitchen and E. G. Hendee. Point-Counterpoint: Exposure limits for emergency responders should be the same as the prevailing limits for occupational radiation workers. Medical Physics Journal 35(1): 1-3 (2008).
  8. W. Poston et al. Public Protection from Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Terrorism. Edited by A. Brodsky, R. H. Johnson and R. E. Goans. Medical Physics Publishing. Madison, 2004.
  9. Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident and Special Health Care Programmes. Edited by B. Bennett, M. Repacholi and Z. Carr. (WHO, Geneva, 2006); http://www.who.int/ionizing_radiation/chernobyl/en/
  10. Manual for First Responders to a Radiological Emergency (IAEA), Vienna, 2006; http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/EPR_FirstResponder_web.pdf
  11. Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR V), National Research Council. Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, 1990.

Free Guidance Documents

American College of Radiology (ACR) - In cooperation with the
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) &
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Disaster Preparedness for Radiology Professionals – Response to Radiological Terrorism

Hospital Triage in the First 24 Hours after a Nuclear or Radiological Disaster
ME Berger, RB Leonard, RC Ricks, AL Wiley, PC Lowry DF Flynn

 

Purchasable Books

NCRP Report No. 065 - Management of persons accidentally contaminated with radionuclides

 

NCRP Report No. 138 - Management of terrorist events involving radioactive material


 

Courtesy Of:

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
Working Group on Response to Radiation Incidents (WGRRI)

October 28, 2008
updated June 4, 2009

 

For more information contact the WGRRI:

Eric G. Hendee, M.S., DABR (Chair)     eric.hendee@phci.org
Michael S. Gossman, M.S., DABR         mgossman@tsrcc.com