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Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies: A Guide for State and Local Public Health Planners - Second Edition, April 2014

The second edition of this planners guide presents an introduction to population monitoring in radiation emergencies for public health officials and emergency preparedness planners at the state and local levels. It also incorporates recommendations received from users as well as new information from a number of recent national and international consensus documents related to population monitoring. This second edition also features expanded appendices with related tools and resources.

CDCPDFPublic Health Professionals

Training: Radiation Basics Made Simple

A training module that introduces participants to the fundamentals of radiation and radioactivity. This training features an enhanced lecture-style video and interactive knowledge checks to deliver and reinforce key concepts.

CDCVideoPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Postcard for Professionals - Radiation Emergencies. Get Inside. Stay Inside. Stay Tuned.

A postcard for professionals that can be used to promote the protective message of "Get Inside. Stay Inside. Stay Tuned.", describing materials that can be found on the CDC Radiation Emergencies website.

CDCPDFPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Postcard for the General Public - Radiation Emergencies. Get Inside. Stay Inside. Stay Tuned.

A postcard for the general public that can be used to promote the protective message of "Get Inside. Stay Inside. Stay Tuned.", describing what to do in a radiation emergency.

CDCPDFPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Application: Internal Contamination Clinical Reference (ICCR)

An application (for Android devices, iPads, and iPhones) estimating reference concentrations of radionuclides in urine assuming intakes equal to one Clinical Decision Guide (CDG) for each radionuclide.

CDCApplicationPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Internal Contamination Clinical Reference (ICCR) Walkthrough

A walkthrough for the ICCR, an application (for Android devices, iPads, and iPhones) estimating reference concentrations of radionuclides in urine assuming intakes equal to one Clinical Decision Guide (CDG) for each radionuclide.

The application can be downloaded here.

CDCPDFPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Bridging the Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness

In 2011, a group of 436 participants and distinguished speakers attended this conference focused on public health and radiation emergency preparedness.

CDC/NACCHOWebsitePublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Use of Radiation Detection, Measuring, and Imaging Instruments to Assess Internal Contamination from Intakes of Radionuclides

A website detailing how to assess internal contamination from intakes of radionuclides through the use of radiation detection, measuring and imaging instruments.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, First Responders

The Role of Public Health in a Nuclear or Radiological Terrorism Incident

This satellite broadcast originally aired in 2005. It provides a generic overview and introduction to radiological and nuclear terrorism incident response planning for state, local, and tribal public health officials.

Note: viewing this video requires Windows Media Player

CDCVideoPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Medical Response to Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism 

This satellite broadcast originally aired in 2004. It discusses possible scenarios, basic information on radiation and protection for clinicians, decontamination and medical management of radiation casualties.

Note: viewing this video requires Windows Media Player

CDCVideoPublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Preparing for Radiological Population Monitoring and Decontamination 

This satellite broadcast originally aired in 2006. It provides an introduction to the challenges in planning for population monitoring. Consideration for adapting local response plans for large scale incidents are discussed.

Note: viewing this video requires Windows Media Player

CDCVideoPublic Health Professionals, First Responders

Improvised Nuclear Device Response and Recovery: Communicating in the Immediate Aftermath 

A resource for emergency responders and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officials communicating with the public in the immediate aftermath of an improvised nuclear detonation in the United States. An interagency group of federal communicators and radiation technical experts developed the messages in this document.

FEMAWebsitePublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

Communicating During and After a Nuclear Power Plant Incident, June 2013 

This document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant (NPP) incidents, including sample text and suggested answers to anticipated public and media questions. This document also provides background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during an NPP incident. While primarily created for Federal leaders who will speak to the public, this document should also complement the routinely exercised communication materials used by State, local, and tribal officials.

FEMA

WebsitePublic Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC): Radiation Protection

A description of radiation and the NRC's role in developing a system of radiation protection.

NRCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Homepage

REMM provides guidance to health care providers (primarily physicians) about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. It also provides just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise.

REMMWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR) Homepage

NARR is a coalition of public health, healthcare, and emergency management organizations that represent practitioners in the field of radiation readiness. This includes state and local public health practitioners, elected officials at the sate and local level, and first responder and first receiver groups.

NARRWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

Radiation Dictionary

An alphabetical listing of terms and definitions related to radiation and a primer on radiation measurement.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

Measuring Radiation

A description of how radiation is measured and how to interpret measurements related to radiation dose.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Calculate Your Radiation Dose

Provided by the EPA, a form where one can calculate the amount of radiation they are exposed to.

EPAWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

Acute Radiation Syndrome: A Fact Sheet for Physicians

Information for clinicians on Acute Radiation Syndrome, Prenatal Radiation Exposure and Cutaneous Radiation Injury.

CDCWebsiteClinicians

Cutaneous Radiation Injury (CRI)

Information for clinicians on Cutaneous Radiation Injury.

CDC

WebsiteClinicians

Radiological Terrorism: Emergency Management Pocket Guide for Public Health Professionals

This pocket guide is designed as a quick reference for clinicians, including physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, who will provide emergency care in a hospital setting following a radiological terrorism incident.

CDC

WebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals

Public Health Planning for Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism

This activity offers proactive education on the most up-to-date information on state and local public health emergency response planning for radiological and nuclear terrorism incidents.

CDCWebsitePublic Health Professionals, First Responders

Video: Radiological Contamination and Exposure

A video focused on detailing possible exposure and contamination from a radiation emergency.

CDCVideoPublic Health Professionals, First Responders

Video: Screening People for External Contamination: How to Use Hand-held Radiation Survey Equipment

An 18 minute skills training video that demonstrates how to screen people for external contamination using a hand held Geiger Mueller Detector.

CDCVideoClinicians, First Responders

Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies: A Guide for State and Local Public Health Planners - First Edition, August 2007

The first edition of this planners guide presents an introduction to population monitoring in radiation emergencies for public health officials and emergency preparedness planners at the state and local levels.

CDCPDFPublic Health Professionals

Training: Virtual Community Reception Center (vCRC)

Website describing the Virtual Community Reception Center (vCRC), a training tool allowing users to better understand how community reception centers work and the essential services they provide during a radiation emergency.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Training: Community Reception Center (CRC) Overview 

A training video providing an overview of CRC operations.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders

RealOpt CRC

RealOpt© CRC is a simulation and optimization program developed by CDC and the Georgia Institute of Technology that allows emergency planners to:

  • Design customized and efficient community reception center (CRC) models.
  • Assess resources and determine minimum needs to conduct population monitoring in the CRC.
  • Determine optimal labor and instrumentation resources for the CRC.
  • Determine the most efficient placement of staff throughout the CRC.
CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Community Reception Center Simulation Tool for Evaluation and Planning (CRC-STEP) 

CRC-STEP is designed to help emergency planners determine the best process flow, resource utilization, and staffing for community reception center (CRC) operations in a radiation emergency response.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Training: Psychological First Aid in Radiation Disasters

An online training focused on defining the unique psychological effects of radiation disasters and how psychological first aid can be used.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals

Video: Radiological Terrorism: Just in Time Training for Hospital Clinicians

A brief, 17-minute video covering key radiation principles and radiological procedures. Includes demonstrations on application of these principles and procedures in several patient care scenarios in an emergency services setting.

CDCWebsiteClinicians

Transcript: Just In Time Radiation Training Video for Hospital Clinicians

A transcript of a training video for hospital clinicians about radiation injuries.

CDCWebsiteClinicians

Radiation and Pregnancy: A Fact Sheet for Clinicians

A fact sheet for clinicians about the effects of radiation on pregnant women.

CDCWebsiteClinicians

Guidelines for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Materials

Detonation of a nuclear weapon or activation of a radiological dispersal device could cause radioactively contaminated decedents. These guidelines suggest ways for medical examiners, coroners, and morticians to deal with loose surface contamination, internal contamination, or shrapnel on or in decedents' bodies.

CDCPDFClinicians; Medical Examiners, Coroners, Funeral Directors

Video: Training for Handling Decedents Contaminated with Radioactive Materials

Includes guidelines for how medical examiners, coroners, and funeral home personnel should handle decedents who have been contaminated with radioactive material. This site includes transcripts of the video.

CDCVideoClinicians; Medical Examiners, Coroners, Funeral Directors

Radiological Terrorism: Medical Response to Mass Casualties

The purpose of this interactive self-study training is to provide clinician education on local medical response to mass casualties during the immediate aftermath of a radiological or nuclear terrorism incident.

CDCWebsiteClinicians

Radiological/Nuclear Law Enforcement and Public Health Investigation Handbook - September, 2011

This handbook serves to introduce RN LE and PH investigations , identify potential barriers and solutions that LE and PH personnel will encounter during their investigations and enhance appreciation across each discipline.

CDCPDFPublic Health Professionals

Prenatal Radiation Exposure: A Fact Sheet for Physicians

This brochure provides physicians with background information about prenatal radiation exposure as an aid in counseling these patients.

CDCPDFClinicians

Public Health Planning DVD Transcripts

A transcript of the CDC's public health planning DVD.

CDCPDFPublic health professionals

Strategic National Stockpile

A description of CDC's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), an initiative looking to supply large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if there is a severe enough public health emergency.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

Messaging and B-Roll on Nuclear Weapons and Dirty Bombs

Details how to best communicate in the first hours of a potential radiation emergency, specifically involving nuclear weapons or dirty bombs.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First Responders

Radiation Emergencies Public Health Roundtable: The Role of Poison Centers

A roundtable discussion group summary report summarizing a training session and discussion on current and potential roles poison centers have in radiation emergency preparedness and response.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Video: Radiation Emergencies Public Health Roundtable: The Role of Poison Centers

A recording of a roundtable discussion group session, bringing together poison control professionals across the country for discussion about current and future roles poison centers have in radiation emergency preparedness and response.

CDCVideoClinicians, Public health professionals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Shipping Instructions for Specimens Collected from People Who May Have Been Exposed to Radiological/Nuclear Terrorism Agents

Instructions detailing how to ship specimens to the CDC of those who may have been exposed to radiological/nuclear terrorism agents.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Flowchart: Instructions for Shipping Urine Specimens to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) After a Radiological/Nuclear Exposure Event

A flowchart detailing how to ship urine specimens to the CDC after a radiological/nuclear emergency.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Flowchart: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Specimen-Collection Protocol for a Radiological/Nuclear-Exposure Event

A flowchart detailing how to collect urine specimens after a radiological/nuclear emergency.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Radiological/Nuclear Terrorism Urine Specimen Collection and Shipping Manifest

A form for specimen collection and shipping to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a radiological/nuclear emergency.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

CDC's Roles and Responsibilities in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Terrorist Attack

CDC has prepared this fact sheet to help people understand the roles and responsibilities of CDC during a radiological emergency.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Emergency Risk Communication (ERC) CDCynergy

A website looking at what emergency risk communication can take place before, during, and after a radiation emergency.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)

A description of REAC/TS, a program uniquely qualified to teach medical personnel, health physicists, first responders and occupational health professionals about radiation emergency medical response.

US Department of Energy/ORISEWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical examiners

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Multi-Agency Radiological Laboratory Analytical Protocols Manual

The Multi-Agency Radiological Laboratory Analytical Protocols (MARLAP) manual provides guidance for the planning, implementation, and assessment of projects that require the laboratory analysis of radionuclides. MARLAP’s basic goal is to provide guidance for project planners, managers, and laboratory personnel to ensure that radioanalytical laboratory data will meet a project’s or program’s data requirements.

NRCWebsiteClinicians, Public Health Professionals, Medical examiners

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/IAFF Training for Radiation Emergencies

The goal of this course is to provide needed information and a method to train fire departments and other emergency responders who may be called upon to respond to accidents involving radioactive materials along DOE transportation corridors and routes.

DOE Office of Health Safety and Security (HSS)WebsiteFirst responders

The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: Planning for and Response to Bioterrorism and Naturally Occurring Infectious Diseases

A model act drafted by Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities at the request of CDC.

Georgetown and Johns Hopkins University on behalf of CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders

Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation

From 1990: A book looking at the health effects from exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation.

National Research Council's Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations (BEIR)PDFClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders

U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA): The Emergency Response Guidebook

PHMSA's 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazardous material accidents during the critical first 30 minutes. DOT's goal is to place an ERG in every emergency service vehicle nationwide.

PHMSAWebsiteFirst responders

Toxicological Profiles

Information about contaminants (including radioisotopes) found at hazardous waste sites, compiled by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR/CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Radioisotope Brief: Americium-241 (Am-241)

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Americium-241.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Radioisotope Brief: Cesium-137 (Cs-137)

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Cesium-137.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Radioisotope Brief: Cobalt-60 (Co-60)

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Cobalt-60.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Radioisotope Brief: Iodine-131 (I-131)

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Iodine-131.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Iodine-131 Found in Milk

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Iodine-131 and what to do if it is found in milk.

CDCWebsitePublic health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Frequently Asked Questions about Iodine-131 Found in Surface Water

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Iodine-131 and what to do if it is found in surface water.

CDCWebsitePublic health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Radioisotope Brief: Iridium-192 (Ir-192)

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Iridium-192.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Radioisotope Brief: Plutonium

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Plutonium.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Radioisotope Brief: Uranium

A site with information on the radioactive isotope Uranium.

CDCWebsiteClinicians, Public health professionals, First responders, Medical examiners, coroners, funeral directors

Infographic: Decontamination for Yourself and Others

An infographic detailing how to decontaminate yourself or someone else.

More information can be found at How to Self-Decontaminate, Decontamination-Helping Others, and Decontamination-Pets

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Radiation Contamination Versus Exposure

An infographic detailing the differences between radioactive contamination and exposure.

More information can be found at Contamination Vs. Exposure.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Radiation Emergencies and Pregnancy

An infographic detailing how a radiation emergency can affect the pregnant woman and developing child.

More information can be found at Health Information for Specific Groups: Pregnancy.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: How Potassium Iodide (KI) Works 

An infographic detailing what potassium iodide (KI) is, how it works and when you should or should not take it.

More information can be found at Countermeasures: Potassium Iodide.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: How Prussian Blue Works 

An infographic detailing what Prussian blue is, how it works and when you should or should not take it.

More information can be found at Countermeasures: Prussian Blue.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Where to go in a Radiation Emergency

An infographic detailing where to go in a radiation emergency.

More information can be found at Get Inside and Stay Tuned to Learn How to Evacuate.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Radiological Exposure Device (RED)

An infographic detailing what a radiological exposure device (RED) is, its main dangers and how you can protect yourself.

More information can be found at More Types: Radiological Exposure Device.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD)

An infographic detailing what a radiological dispersal device (RDD) or "dirty bomb" is and how you can protect yourself.

More information can be found at More Types: Radiological Dispersal Device

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Improvised Nuclear Device (IND)

An infographic detailing what an improvised nuclear device (IND) is, main dangers and how you can protect yourself.

More information can be found at More Types: Improvised Nuclear Device and Nuclear Weapons.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Nuclear Power Plant Incident 

An infographic detailing the main dangers of a nuclear power plant incident and how you can protect yourself.

More information can be found at More Types: Nuclear Power Plant Incident.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Transportation Accidents 

An infographic detailing main dangers behind transportation accidents involving radioactive waste and how you can protect yourself in the event of an accident.

More information can be found at More Types: Transportation Accidents.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Workplace Radiation Incidents 

An infographic detailing possible radiation exposures at certain workplaces, possible health effects from those exposures, and how to protect yourself if you are exposed to radiation in the workplace.

More information can be found at More Types: Workplace Radiation Incidents.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Infographic: Nuclear Weapon

An infographic detailing what a nuclear weapon is, how you could be affected if a nuclear weapon was used, and what you could do to protect yourself.

More information can be found at More Types: Improvised Nuclear Device and Other Nuclear Weapons.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Formative Research: IND Health Effects Message Testing with the General Public, January 2012

From January 2012: Audience research looking at how to improve messaging during a potential radiological emergency involving an improvised nuclear device (IND).

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Formative Research IND Message Testing with the General Public, March 2011

From March 2011: Audience research looking at testing the effectiveness of key messages developed by the Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group for the immediate aftermath of an IND detonation.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Media Message Testing: Detonation of Improvised Nuclear Device, March 2011

From March 2011: Audience research looking at testing the effectiveness of key messages in the form of a series of video clips developed by the Nuclear Detonation Response Communications Working Group for the immediate aftermath of an IND detonation.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

CDC National Prevention Information Network Public Reaction to Information Related to Radiologic Terrorist Threats

From April 2003: Report discussing focus group findings in the development of the best methods for development and dissemination of public messages related to potential radiological emergency response.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Communications: Message Testing with Cognitive Interviews - Survey Research

From July 2009: Message testing using cognitive interviews to focus on improving public-facing messages about protective actions and responses to radiological emergencies.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Roundtable on the Psychosocial Challenges Posed by a Radiological Terrorism Incident - Summary

From December 2005: Report detailing a two-day roundtable meeting to discuss major psychosocial issues associated with radiological terrorism.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Roundtable on Partnering with Meteorologists for Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response -- Summary

From August 2004: Roundtable discussion focused on potential partnerships with meteorologists in preparing and responding to potential radiological emergencies.

 

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Roundtable on Hospital Communications in a Mass Casualty Radiological Event - Summary

From January 2003: Results from a communications roundtable to explore hospitals' challenges in communicating with internal and external audiences in communitywide emergencies involving radioactive materials.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Roundtable on the Identification of Emerging Strategies for Hospital Management of Mass Casualties from a Radiological Incident -Summary

From May 2002: A report detailing a meeting bringing together public health, medical and other scientific experts to discuss practical strategies that hospitals can use in preparation for mass casualties from a radiological incident.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Roundtable on Communicating Strategies For Addressing Radiation Emergencies and Other Public Health Crises, Summary Report.

From January 2009: Results from a communications roundtable to discuss communication strategies in responding to a potential radiological emergency.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Report on the CDC Conference of Radiation Control Directors (CRCPD) Roundtable on Communication and Teamwork: Keys to Successful Radiological Response

From December 2008: This report details this roundtable’s proceedings and conclusions, and provides materials utilized during the roundtable, as well as comments/suggestions and a list of attendees. The document was developed by a working group within CRCPD.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Report on the CDC Conference of Radiation Control Directors (CRCPD) Workshop: Alliance to Expand Radiological Emergency Preparedness in Public Health

From April 2009: This workshop was meant to build off of the priorities set by the CDC Conference of Radiation Control Directors (CRCPD) Roundtable on Communication and Teamwork: Keys to Successful Radiological Response in June 2008—building relationships, addressing the need for funding, and developing consistency in radiological emergency response.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Japan Incident - CDC Recommendations for Public Health Follow-Up of Travelers

From 2011: A description of follow-up with travelers identified as contaminated with radioactive mateiral by customs and border protection at US ports of entry.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Japan Incident-- Epidemiology Form for Public Health Follow-Up of Travelers

From 2011: A form to follow-up with travelers and obtain consent in better understanding the results of screening for radioactive materials as a result of being in Japan during the incident at Fukushima Daiichi, Japan in March 2011.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

Japan -- CDC Revised Recommendation to Radiation Control Health Physics Staff

From 2011: A revised group of recommendations for follow-up assessment of contaminated travelers by radiation control health physics staff.

CDCPDFClinicians, Public health professionals

NCEH/NPHIC Research Project Executive Summary

From 2009: This summary provides results from audience research conducted to test radiation emergency messages with over 2700 public health workers from six states to determine clarity, understanding and believability of the messages and assess their knowledge of radiation emergency concepts and terms. The messages were developed by CDC and the research protocol was designed by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC).

CDCPDFClinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical examiners
 

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