Radiation Injury Fact Sheets
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

These two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet provide detailed information for physicians regarding the radiation injuries, specifically Acute Radiation Syndrome and cutaneous radiation injuries. Read More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Messaging Templates
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , Planning Templates
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

These public information templates were designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be used to provide health and safety information in the first hours following a nuclear weapon or a dirty bomb explosion. Read More

Nuclear Detonation Preparedness: Communicating in the Immediate Aftermath
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: US Government Interagency Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This document was developed by the US Government Interagency Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group as a resource for emergency responders and federal, state, and local officials communicating with the public and the media during the immediate aftermath of a nuclear ... Read More

Guidelines for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Materials
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

These guidelines were developed by CDC for medical examiners, coroners, and morticians to deal with loose surface contamination, internal contamination, or shrapnel on or in decedents’ bodies. The guidelines are applicable for all types of radiation exposure, including the exposure ... Read More

2007 Congressional Hearing on Laboratory Readiness
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Date posted: 30 January 2012

Held in 2007, this hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, of the House Committee on Science and Technology, 110th Congress, entitled “Radiological Response: Assessing Environmental and Clinical Laboratory Capabilities”, presented environmental and laboratory concerns that are still relevant. ... Read More

Enhancing Personal Readiness and Resilience for Radiation Disasters: A Guide for all Citizens
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: American Medical Association Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response
  • Date posted: 14 November 2011

This Citizens Guide provides critical medical and mental health information to enable individual citizens to play a more effective role in local disaster preparedness and response efforts. Specifically, the Guide provides citizens with basic life-saving and support information that can ... Read More

Preparing for Radiological Population Monitoring and Decontamination
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Date posted: 18 September 2011

This CDC training course  is designed to educate and inform the target audience on radiological population monitoring, including initial and long-term monitoring issues, considerations for establishing monitoring sites, and roles and responsibilities of local, state, and federal public health and emergency preparedness ... Read More

Public Health Planning for Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism
  • Item type: Federal Guidance , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 18 September 2011

This CDC web-based training course provides public health officials with the most current information regarding public health planning for response to radiation  emergencies, including information on local government roles and  responsibilities, radiologic monitoring of people (population monitoring), pharmaceutical countermeasures deployed ... Read More

Nuclear Medicine Pocket Guide
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Date posted: 06 September 2011

This document gives the maximum dose rates for hospital discharge for 21 radionuclides and offers quick tips for police and security officers about nuclear medicine patients. Read More

National Academies-DHS Fact Sheet
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: US Department of Homeland Security
  • Date posted: 06 September 2011

Radiological Attack Fact Sheet: Dirty Bombs and Other Devices The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and The National Academies teamed up in 2003 to produce fact sheets on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks designed to help better prepare the ... Read More