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State and Local Planners Playbook For Medical Response to a Nuclear Detonation

AC Assembly Centers
ARS Acute Radiation Syndrome
ASH Assistant Secretary of Health
ASPR Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
IS Information Sources
CBC Complete Blood Count
CONOPS Concept of Operations
DF zone Dangerous Fallout
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
EAS Emergency Alert System
EMACS Emergency Medical Assistance Compacts
EMP Electromagnetic Pulse
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EPA Enviornmental Protection Agency
EOC Emergency Operations Centers
ESAR-VHP Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals
ESF#8 Emergency Support Function #8
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
HHS US Department of Health and Human Services
HMCC Health and Medical Cooridantion Centers
IC Incident Commander
ICS Incident Commander System
IMAAC Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center
IND Improvised Nuclear Device or Investigational New Drug (FDA)
LD Zone Light Damage Zone
MC Medical Care Facilities
MD Zone Moderate Damage zone
NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NIMS National Incident Management System
PAG Protective Action Guide
PAR Protective Action Recommendation
POC Point of Contact
POD Point of Distribution
REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
REMM Radiation Emergency Medical Management
RITN Radiation Injury Treatment Network
RTR System Radiation TReatment, TRiage, TRansport system
SD Zone Severe Damage zone
SNS Strategic Nation Stockpile
USG United States Government
VA Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • This page last reviewed: February 14, 2012