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

C. Norman Coleman, Steven Adams, Carl Adrianopoli, Armin Ansari, Judith L. Bader, Brooke Buddemeier, J. Jaime Caro, Rocco Casagrande, Cullen Case, Kevin Caspary, Arthur S. Chang, H. Florence Chang, Nelson Chao, Kenneth D. Cliffer, Dennis Confer, Scott Deitchman, Evan G. Derenzo, Allen Dobbs, Daniel Dodgen, Elizabeth H. DonnellySusan Gorman, Marcy Beth Grace, Richard Hatchett, John L. Hick, Chad Hrdina, Robert Jones, Elleen Kane, Ann Knebel, John F. Koerner, Alison M. Laffan, Leon Larson, Alicia Livinski, John MacKinney, Bert W. Maidment, Ronald Manning, Maria J. Marinissen, Colleen Martin, Gretchen Michael, Paula Murrain-Hill, Jeffrey B. Nemhauser, Ann E. Norwood, Scott Nystrom, Murad Raheem, Irwin Redlener, Kevin Sheehan, Steven L. Simon, Tammy P. Taylor, Eric Toner, Katherine S. Wallace, Jessica Wieder, David M. Weinstock, Albert L. Wiley, Kevin Yeskey

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-371
Number of pages26
JournalBiosecurity and Bioterrorism
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


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