Protective Action Questions & Answers for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies: A companion document to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Protective Action Guide (PAG) Manual
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The questions and answers in this document are intended to help emergency planners prepare public communications prior to and during a radiological emergency. This document is designed to be worked into emergency response plans and standard operating procedures. Based on ... Read More

Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents
  • Item type: Federal Guidance
  • Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Date posted: 04 December 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this manual to assist public officials in planning for emergency response to radiological incidents. This Manual provides recommended numerical protective action guides (PAGs) for the principal protective actions available to public officials ... Read More

A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Radiation Preparedness within Local Health Departments
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
  • Date posted: 20 October 2017

This report describes how local health departments (LHDs) are preparing to respond to radiation emergencies. The report findings are based on survey results and key informant interviews that were conducted in 2015. The research focused on better understanding how public ... Read More

Radiation Emergency Training for Poison Center Staff
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Date posted: 09 April 2017

This training is an informational and educational resource about radiation exposure and illness for poison control staff. The ultimate goal of the training is to prepare poison control staff to react appropriately and share vital information in the event of ... Read More

New York State Clinical Data Management System: Use for Medical Countermeasure Response
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR)
  • Date posted: 22 July 2015

This webinar, presented by the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness, discusses use of the New York State Clinical Data Management System in medical countermeasure response and its applications for use in a community reception center. Read More

Radiation Issues in Children: Knowledge Check & Primer
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
  • Date posted: 20 May 2014

The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) offers a knowledge check and two complementary accredited online lessons for health care providers on Radiation Disaster Issues in Children Read More

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

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

Role of Regional Healthcare Coalitions in Managing and Coordinating Disaster Response
  • Item type: Not Specified
  • Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Date posted: 12 June 2013

A white paper prepared by Dr. Dan Hanfling for the January 23-24, 2013 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 Events together ... Read More

The Status of State-level Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities, 2010
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Date posted: 01 June 2012

Public health preparedness activities have often focused on detection, identification, and response to the intentional release of microbial agents of human disease. Local and state health agencies are less experienced with non-microbial agents, such as chemical and radiologic threats. Nevertheless, ... Read More