Development of the triage, monitoring and treatment handbook for members of the public affected by radiological terrorism - A European response..

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    European national emergency response plans have long been focused on accidents at nuclear power plants. Recently, the possible threats by disaffected groups have shifted the focus to being prepared also for malevolent use of radiation that are aimed at creating disruption and panic in the society. The casualties will most likely be members of the public.According to the scenario, the number of affected people can vary from a few to mass casualties. The radiation exposure can range from very to substantial, possibly combined with conventional injuries. These is a need to develop practicable tools for the adequate response to such acts and more specifically to address European guidelines for triage, monitoring and treatment of exposed people.Although European contries have developed emergency response plans for nuclear accidents they have not all made plans for handling malevolent use of radioactive material. Indeed, their is a need to develop protical guidance on emergency response and medical treatment of the public affected by malevolent acts. Generic guidance on this topic has been published by international organisations. They are, however, not operational documents to be used in emergency situations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWaste Management 2007
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 25 Feb 2007
    EventWaste Management 2007 - US Department of Energy, Tuscon, Arizona
    Duration: 25 Feb 20071 Mar 2007


    ConferenceWaste Management 2007
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityTuscon, Arizona

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