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Community Reception Center (CRC) Drill Toolkit

This new toolkit has been created to help communities, agencies, and emergency planners design and implement a Community Reception Center (CRC) Drill.The CRC Drill toolkit provides guidance and templates that any jurisdiction can adapt to exercise the full range of CRC operations. The drill was developed to be compatible with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). It also incorporates insights, issues, and lessons learned from real-world events.

CDC Website Public Health Professionals, First Responders

Filgrastim (Neupogen®): A Fact Sheet for Clinicians

Some medical treatments are available for limiting or removing internal contamination depending on the type of radioactive material involved. Click here for more information on the treatment Filgrastim (also known as Neupogen®). This link includes information on how this treatment works, when and how it should be administered, and possible side effects.

CDC Website Clinicians

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.

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CDC Video Public Health Professionals, Clinicians, First Responders

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.

REMM Website Clinicians, 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.

NARR Website Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

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.

CDC Website Clinicians

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.

PHMSA Website First responders

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.

CDC PDF Clinicians; Medical Examiners, Coroners, Funeral Directors

A Guide to Operating Public Shelters in a Radiation Emergency – February 2015

A Guide to Operating Public Shelters in a Radiation Emergency (February 2015) has been developed to assist with planning and response efforts related to shelter operations in a radiation emergency. This guide is the result of a multiagency collaboration exploring the unique challenges radiation emergencies pose for shelter operations.

CDC PDF Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

Report on the NACCHO/CDC Workshop on Operating Public Shelters during a Radiation Emergency

The Workshop on Operating Public Shelters during a Radiation Emergency was convened on Feb. 3–4, 2010 in Atlanta, GA to gather input from federal and state agencies including state departments of health, local health departments (LHDs), and non‐governmental organization (NGO) partners about the resources and processes needed to provide the public with acceptable shelter during a radiation emergency.

CDC/NACCHO PDF Clinicians, Public Health Professionals, First Responders, Medical Examiners

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