Sorting Station Sample Forms
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: CDC/Oak Ridge Associated Universities Virtual Community Reception Center
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This Job Action Sheet describes the duties of a Community Reception Center (CRC) staff member assigned to the sorting station.  This person will escort people who arrive to the CRC to the First Aid station, the Wash station, or the Contamination Screening Express line.  In ... Read More

Medical Care Point Operations Video
  • Item type: Exercise Documentation , Webinars and Training
  • Source: Multnomah County Health Department
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This video documents how Multnomah County Health Department established a medical care point during their participation in  the 2007 4th National Top Officials Exercise (TOPOFF 4), an exercise which involved a radiological dispersion in Oregon.  The video demonstrates how to establish ... Read More

Exposure and Contamination Detection and Survey Guidance
  • Item type: State and Local Response Plans
  • Source: Los Angeles County
  • Date posted: 21 February 2012

This guidance document provides information and explains the difference between exposure and contamination.  It also provides guidance and standing operating guides on how to assess internal contamination, perform radiation surveys for contamination, and the tools necessary to perform the assessments. It is ... Read More

Contamination Station Sample Forms
  • Item type: Planning Templates
  • Source: CDC/Oak Ridge Associated Universities Virtual Community Reception Center
  • Date posted: 13 February 2012

This set of forms contains an executive overview of the contamination station within a Community Reception Center, including information on its function, location, staffing, Personal Protective equipment, and radiation detection devices needed.  In addition to the overview, a Job Action ... 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

APHL Radiation 101 for Laboratorians
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Date posted: 03 January 2012

The Association of Public Health Laboratories developed this Radiation 101 course for laboratorians that emphasizes detection. Key focus is on basic information about radiation, the types of monitoring that occur in the United States, and the methods used to detect radioactivity.   Read More

Radiation Dose Chart
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: Randall Monroe
  • Date posted: 03 January 2012

This chart illustrates the ionizing dose radiation a person can absorb from various sources. It was developed for general education purposes by webcomic Randall Monroe and a senior reactor operator at Reed Research Reactor. 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

Enhancing Personal Readiness and Resilience for Radiation Disasters
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: American Medical Association Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response
  • Date posted: 14 November 2011

This instructor-led course seeks to empower individuals by providing the information and skills they need to protect their health and safety in a radiation event. Informed individuals are better able to understand their personal responsibilities (eg, to self-decontaminate and to ... Read More

Prepare for the Unthinkable: Enhancing Citizen Preparedness for a Radiation Disaster [Facilitator’s Guide]
  • Item type: Webinars and Training
  • Source: American Medical Association Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response
  • Date posted: 14 November 2011

This Facilitator’s Guide accompanies the radiation disasters training material entitled Enhancing Personal Readiness and Resilience for Radiation Disasters for presentation in community groups. The Guide explains the purpose and goals of a training session, things a facilitator needs to do before the session, the schedule and ... Read More