HHS Releases Resource Addressing Healthcare Challenges after Radiological Incidents
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ASPR TRACIE held a webinar this month that reviewed the impact of radiological incidents on health and healthcare and presented planning strategies related to different incidents. The presentation and recording from this webinar are now available, link provided below. The link to the recording is on the title page of the presentation; you will need to enter you email address prior to viewing.
Due to time constraints, speakers were not able to respond to all questions received during the Question and Answer (Q&A) portion of the webinar so ASPR TRACIE sent remaining questions to panelists and their answers are provided in a newly released Q&A Document, the link to which is also provided below. Included in the Q&A Document are links to resources that will be helpful to emergency management professionals.
The webinar covered topics including:
- Planning strategies related to different radiological incidents
- Guidance and lessons learned from recent exercises
- Research in assessing, triaging, treating, and following-up on casualties of radiological and nuclear emergencies.
Preparedness for radiological incidents should be a part of your organization’s comprehensive emergency preparedness plan. The new resources provide by ASPR TRACIE as well as the example policies provided below are excellent resources to strengthen this aspect of your organization’s emergency plan.
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