Community Preparedness for a Terrorist Attack
use of Radiation Weapons and Nuclear
minutes (75 presentation/15 Q&A)
explosives combined with radioactive materials have been called “dirty
weapons.” Osama Bin Laden
has been credited with planning to use a type of dirty weapon against the
US or its allies. This
lecture was initially developed in coordination with the FBI and the state
of Georgia in preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games.
The lecture is designed to inform medical audiences about the
science of radiation injuries and the treatment of human casualties.
Nuclear explosives, the least likely weapon for a terrorist, can
cause many deaths but also result in numerous injured survivors.
In this lecture, Dr. Siegelson will discuss the science of nuclear
explosives and also review the range of human injuries caused by these
Emergency physicians and nurses, pulmonologists, internists, hospitalists, and critical care physicians, ICU nurses, hospital administrators, infection control practitioners, public health physicians and nurses (federal, state, local), members of hospital disaster committees, emergency managers (federal, state, local), hospital security, emergency management, and homeland security.
the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
Understand the science and physiology of radiation
Understand how radiation affects humans.
c) Understand radiation illness and the assessment of human victims in the emergency
d) Understand the different types of injuries suffered by survivors of small and very large nuclear
e) Understand how hospitals and communities can plan to respond to a radiation or nuclear
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