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Additional Information Sources

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


Objective: These materials are informative references with definitions, discussion points, and recommendations about topics related to nuclear detonation medical response. These resources are to be used in concert with the Action Steps.

Information Source (IS)


Where to locate information

IS #1  Key Principles for Medical Responders  Medical management guidelines available at REMM 
IS #2  Structural, Radiation and Medical Response   Planning Guidance 2nd Ed., page 41 available at
Also in Appendix Folder
IS #3   RTR description  Planning Guidance 2nd Ed., page 84 available at
Also in Appendix Folder
IS #4   MedMap  Access will be available when needed through HHS Secretary’s Operations Center
 IS #5  National Incident Management System (NIMS)
IS #6   Patient Registration and Tracking Planning Guidance 2nd Ed., page 113 also available at
Also in Appendix Folder 
IS #7   Public Health Announcements  Planning Guidance 2nd Ed., pages 121-124 also available at
Also in Appendix Folder
IS #8  Scarce Resources environment   Scarce resources paper Scarce resources Figure #4 and AHRQ Medical Mass Care Guide
 IS #9 Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)   SNS-
IS #10  Establishment/Activation Of a Missing Persons Hotline/Internet Site   Planning Guidance 2nd Ed., pg 113 available at
Also in Appendix Folder
IS #11   Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)  General REMM information:
Injury related information: ;
 IS #12  Mass fatality planning  Planning Guidance 2nd Ed., pages 96-97  available at
Also in Appendix Folder
IS #13  Psychological issues  Planning Guidance 2nd Ed., pages 93-96 available at 
IS #14   Scarce Resources Triage Guidelines  Scarce Resources Manuscript for triage (#9 and #10); Scarce Resource Ethics Manuscript # 4;
Scarce Resources
IS #15  Radiation Injury Treatment (RITN)
IS #16   Decontamination Operations-Persons Planning Guidance 2nd Ed., page 110-112 also available 
 IS #17  Scarce Resources for a Nuclear Detonation Series published in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. ​
IS #18   National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
IS #19 Protective Action Guidelines
IS #20 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)- Radiological Assistance Program

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  • This page last reviewed: May 09, 2013