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Information for Professionals

  • The Nuclear Radiological Incident Annex (a part of the National Response Framework) outlines the response activities for a radiation emergency.
  • Public Health Professionals will conduct population monitoring operations (identifying people contaminated with radioactive materials or exposed to radiation).
  • Managing medical surge in a radiation emergency will include facility preparation, surge capacity, health care provider safety, patient decontamination, triage and the medical management of life threatening injuries. The Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) website provides clinicians with information on medical management of radiation injuries.
  • Radiation emergency preparation and response guidance is a reflection of the CDC's Public Health Preparedness Capabilities standards.

See all of CDC's Public Health Preparedness Capabilities


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