This book provides guidelines, procedures, and techniques for emergency support personnel involved with handling radiation accident patients. Prepared by a former emergency medical responder, this book amplifies the level of radiological response training provided to emergency medical technicians and emergency room physicians and nurses. Supporting graphics, references, and a glossary help readers understand the critical aspects of emergency trauma treatment.
Table of Contents
1. Basic Radiological Science 2. Exposure and Contamination 3. Radiation Injuries 4. Radiation Detection 5. Recognition of Radioactive Materials 6. Extrication and Treatment 7. Disrobing the Radioactively Contaminated Patient and Radiological Survey Techniques