Healthcare & Radiation Readiness
Radiation emergencies require coordination from multiple sectors including healthcare. Radiation incidents that impact the health of individuals or communities will involve the healthcare system. Healthcare professionals treat injuries and respond to other health needs during a radiation emergency. Healthcare professionals should understand standards and procedures to protect themselves and their patients.
Partnership with healthcare for radiation emergencies is critical to a coordinated approach. Healthcare interfaces with radiation control programs during a radiological emergency. Organizations like the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN), and the Health Physics Society help healthcare professionals connect with experts in radiation control at the state and local level.