Radiological Terrorism: A Tool Kit for Emergency Services
CDC has developed “Radiological Terrorism: A Tool Kit for
Emergency Services” through audience research, significant gaps
in knowledge and skills among clinicians regarding their ability
to respond to a radiological emergency, particularly one related
to terrorism and involving mass casualties. This is a critical
need since clinicians in hospital emergency departments would
serve as the first receivers of casualties, and other clinicians
would present to the emergency department in order to assist.
There are numerous issues related to disaster and mass casualty
management that are unique to dealing with radiation exposure and
contamination, and CDC understands the need to provide education
and information to help clinicians better manage such an event.
The tool kit includes several items that may be useful for
emergency services clinicians.