Guidance for Radiation Accident Management

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Basics of Radiation

Definition of Radiation

Gamma Radiation and X-Rays

Beta Radiation

Alpha Radiation

Irradiation

Radioactive Contamination

Definitions


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Detection

How to Detect Radiation

How to Survey


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Measurement

Activity

SI Units and Prefixes

Conversions


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Safety Around Radiation Sources

General Safety Around Radiation Sources

Keeping Exposure Low

Working Safely Around Radioactive Contamination


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Type of Radiation Exposure

External Irradiation

Contamination

Incorporation

Biological Effects of Acute, Total Body Irradiation


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Managing Radiation Emergencies

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Guidance for Prehospital Emergency Services

 

Introduction

Guidelines for Incident Command

Identification of the Hazard

Establishing a Control Zone

Guidelines for Emergency Medical Management

General Guidelines for Responding to a Fire

General Guidelines for Responding to a Spill or Leak

Recommendations for Managing a Nuclear Weapons Accident

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Guidance for Hospital Medical Management

 

Acute Radiation Syndrome

Treatment of Internal Contamination

Managing Emergency Care

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