Medical planning and response for a nuclear detonation: a practical guide.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article summarizes major points from a newly released guide published online by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The article reviews basic principles about radiation and its measurement, short-term and long-term effects of radiation, and medical countermeasures as well as essential information about how to prepare for and respond to a nuclear detonation. A link is provided to the manual itself, which in turn is heavily referenced for readers who wish to have more detail.

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Cited Authors

  • Coleman, CN; Adams, S; Adrianopoli, C; Ansari, A; Bader, JL; Buddemeier, B; Caro, JJ; Casagrande, R; Case, C; Caspary, K; Chang, AS; Chang, HF; Chao, N; Cliffer, KD; Confer, D; Deitchman, S; Derenzo, EG; Dobbs, A; Dodgen, D; Donnelly, EH; Gorman, S; Grace, MB; Hatchett, R; Hick, JL; Hrdina, C; Jones, R; Kane, E; Knebel, A; Koerner, JF; Laffan, AM; Larson, L; Livinski, A; Mackinney, J; Maidment, BW; Manning, R; Marinissen, MJ; Martin, C; Michael, G; Murrain-Hill, P; Nemhauser, JB; Norwood, AE; Nystrom, S; Raheem, M; Redlener, I; Sheehan, K; Simon, SL; Taylor, TP; Toner, E; Wallace, KS; Wieder, J; Weinstock, DM; Wiley, AL; Yeskey, K; Miller, CW; Whitcomb, RC

Published Date

  • December 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 346 - 371

PubMed ID

  • 23244500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-850X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/bsp.2012.1025


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States