Management of terrorist events involving radioactive material [electronic resource] : recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

Bethesda, Md. : National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement, c2001.
NCRP report ; no. 138.
NCRP report ; no. 138
1 online resource (269 p.)
Radioactive substances -- Safety measures.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Electronic books.
""Cover Page""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""1. Introduction""; ""1.1 Purpose of this Report""; ""1.2 Target Audiences of this Report""; ""1.3 Scope of this Report""; ""1.4 Acronyms""; ""2. Considerations Impacting Response""; ""2.1 Unique Features and Potential Impacts""; ""2.2 Factors Complicating the Decision-Making Process""; ""2.2.1 Law Enforcement Interests""; ""2.2.2 Public Health and Safety""; ""2.2.3 Mass Casualties and Damage to Infrastructure""; ""2.2.4 Psychosocial Impacts""; ""2.2.5 Environmental Concerns""; ""2.3 Functional Approach""; ""2.3.1 Crisis Management""
""2.3.2 Consequence Management""""3. Characteristics and Consequences of Terrorist Incidents that Involve Radioactive Materials""; ""3.1 Radiological Dispersal Events""; ""3.1.1 Localized Sources""; ""3.1.2 Widely Dispersed Sources""; ""3.2 Nuclear Weapons""; ""3.2.1 Yield""; ""3.2.2 Effects""; ""3.2.3 Discussion""; ""4. Medical Management of Radiation Casualties""; ""4.1 Basic Terminology""; ""4.2 Spectrum of Health Effects""; ""4.2.1 General Considerations: Cellular Damage and Absorbed Dose Rate""; ""4.2.2 Early Effects of Ionizing Radiation in Humans""; ""4.2.3 Radiation Carcinogenesis""
""4.2.4 Effects of In Utero Irradiation""""4.2.5 Other Late Effects""; ""4.3 Medical Management of Radiation Casualties""; ""4.3.1 On-Scene Triage""; ""4.3.2 Patient Radiological Assessment""; ""4.3.3 Personnel Decontamination Procedures""; ""4.4 Hospital Management of Radiation Casualties""; ""4.4.1 Hospital Preparations""; ""4.4.2 Patients with Wounds or Burns""; ""4.4.3 Treatment of Patients Who Have Received Large Absorbed Doses of Ionizing Radiation""; ""4.4.4 Treatment of Internal Contamination""; ""4.4.5 Combined Injuries""; ""4.5 Pharmacological Radioprotection""
""4.6 Medical Follow-Up of Persons Exposed to Ionizing Radiation""""5. Psychosocial Effects of Radiological Terrorist Incidents""; ""5.1 Key Psychosocial Features of Radiological Terrorist Incidents""; ""5.2 Spectrum of Psychosocial Effects""; ""5.3 Identifying and Assisting High-Risk Groups""; ""5.3.1 Children""; ""5.3.2 Emergency Workers/Responders""; ""5.3.3 Pregnant Women and Mothers with Young Children""; ""5.3.4 Other High-Risk Groups""; ""5.4 Potential Magnitude of Psychosocial Impacts After a Radiological Terrorist Incident""; ""5.5 The Problem of Social Stigma""
""5.6 Prevention as the Guiding Principle""""5.7 A Shortage of Resources, Training, and Trained Personnel""; ""5.8 Training Exercises""; ""5.9 Research""; ""5.10 Restoring and Maintaining Trust""; ""5.11 Conclusion: The Centrality of the Psychosocial Dimension in Consequence Management""; ""5.12 Recommendations""; ""6. Command and Control""; ""6.1 Critical Elements of Command and Control""; ""6.2 The Federal System""; ""6.3 The Fog between Crisis and Consequence Management""; ""6.4 Command and Control Plans""; ""6.5 Communications""; ""7. Public Communication""; ""7.1 Communication Policy""
""7.2 Information Management""
"Issued October 24, 2001."
Includes bibliographic references (p. 223-232) and index.
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
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