Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism: Medical Response to Mass Casualties,” in CD-ROM and Web versions, was released on April 15, 2006.
The purpose of this training is to prepare clinicians in first receiver settings to: (1) Identify factors impacting immediate medical response to mass casualties following major types of radiological incidents, and (2) Demonstrate appropriate patient assessment, triage, treatment and disposition decision-making required during a radiological mass casualty incident.
After completing this training activity, you will be able to:
You should allow approximately two hours to complete this activity. The actual time you spend will depend on how much of the supplementary material, in the Resources section, you review.
The intended audience for this training are MDs and RNs in the emergency departments of first-receiver settings.
As a prerequisite for this training, you should have basic knowledge of emergency preparedness and general trauma resuscitation knowledge comparable to that required to work professionally in emergency services care delivery.
In addition, some introductory knowledge regarding medical response to radiological terrorism is recommended, comparable to that provided previously by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a training on Medical Response to Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism
Please contact CDC with questions and comments about this training:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636); TTY: (888-232-6348)
Additional complimentary copies of the CD-ROM can be requested.
CDC, our planners, and our presenters wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of Dr. Jeffrey Nemhauser’s discussion on Pharmacotherapy. He will be discussing filgrastim.
This training was produced under contract number AC05-06OR23100. The producing contractors are the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness, and educate the next generation of scientists. ORISE is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.