Medical Interventions after Radiation Exposure
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: CDC
  • Date posted: 20 May 2014

This web page created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) addresses various medical interventions that could be used after a person has been exposed to radiation, and includes information on Diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA), Potassium Iodide, Neupogen, and Prussian Blue. Read More

Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies: A Guide for State and Local Pubic Health Planners
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 01 April 2014

This planning guide was developed by CDC to help state and local emergency responders and public health authorities to evaluate their population monitoring plans, identify and prioritize staffing and training needs, and develop mutual aid agreements. The guide was developed with ... Read More

Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Aftermath
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Date posted: 17 July 2013

The Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) guidance was developed as a resource for emergency responders and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officials communicating with the public in the immediate aftermath of an IND detonation in the United States.  An interagency ... Read More

Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: FEMA
  • Date posted: 17 July 2013

This document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant incidents, and includes background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during a nuclear power plant incident. Read More

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance: NRT Technical Assistance Document
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: The U.S. National Response Team (NRT)
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

To ensure that workers can meet the challenges of disasters, they must be protected from the safety and health risks inherent in the work. This document provides a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework, referred to as the Emergency Responder ... Read More

Health Effects Message Testing: Detonation of Improvised Nuclear Device
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

In 2009-2010, the Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group, a federal interagency group of communications and radiation subject matter experts, developed key messages for affected communities, as well as the rest of the nation, to be used during the immediate ... Read More

Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

The National Security Staff Interagency Policy Coordination Subcommittee for Preparedness and Response to Radiological and Nuclear Threats developed this guidance to provide emergency planners with nuclear detonation specific response recommendations to maximize the preservation of life in the event of ... Read More

Implications of an Improvised Nuclear Device Detonation on Command and Control for Surrounding Regions at the Local, State, and Federal Levels
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

This white paper was prepared by David A. Pasquale and Richard G. Hansen for a workshop on Nationwide Response to an Improvised Nuclear Device Attack, hosted by the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic ... Read More

Day 30: The Impact of Mass Evacuations on Host Communities Following Nuclear Terrorism
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

This white paper was prepared  by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness for the workshop on Nationwide Response to an Improvised  Nuclear Device Attack. The workshop was held January 23-24, 2013 and was ... Read More

Recommendations for the Follow-Up Assessment of Contaminated Travelers by Radiation Control Health Physics Staff
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 30 August 2012

State radiation control program health physicists often perform the follow-up assessment of contaminated travelers in coordination with the local or state health department. The CDC has released these recommendations for conducting the follow-up assessments. The follow-up assessment should consist of ... Read More