The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), as part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, maintains a collection of radiation emergency medicine resources that support the medical response to radiological/nuclear events and the treatment of individuals injured by ionizing radiation.
Life-saving medical issues always take precedence with radiological concerns, unlike some chemical and biological hazards.
REAC/TS has developed algorithms for medical management and radiation monitoring to highlight priorities in the medical cases of radiation victims. To assist emergency medical providers, REAC/TS has produced technical reports, videos and other resources to highlight priorities in the care of radiologically ill or injured patients.
Ground and air medical transport of radiologically contaminated patients
REAC/TS has designed this video to show an example of appropriate patient packaging for transport of a radiologically contaminated patient, along with some simple contamination control techniques to help ensure contamination is appropriately mitigated and not spread to care providers or equipment.
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“This video is absolutely phenomenal! Strong work! The video was very educational to me and removed fear that was based solely on ignorance. Thank you!” -Ron Satterfield, CRNA; Houston, Texas
What to do if you need to contact REAC/TS during an emergency?
If you need to contact REAC/TS for assistance with a radiation exposure, please watch this video to know what information is needed for us to address your questions and concerns.
If you need to contact REAC/TS for assistance with the medical management of those involved in a radiological/nuclear incident, please watch the video above "What to do if you need to contact REAC/TS during an emergency?" to know what information is helpful for us to address your questions and concerns.
General information 865-576-3131
General email email@example.com
After-hours number 865-576-1005 (Ask for REAC/TS)