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A Sustainable Training Strategy for Improving Health Care Following a Catastrophic Radiological or Nuclear Incident

Blumenthal, D.J., Bader, J.L., Christensen D., et al. (2014). A Sustainable Training Strategy for Improving Health Care Following a Catastrophic Radiological or Nuclear Incident. (Abstract only.) Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 29(1):80-6.

The authors propose a training strategy that includes all members of the health care delivery team, from first responders to first receivers and hospital support staff, and divides them into four tiers for targeting educational strategies. These strategies are capabilities-driven, and include the addition of radiological and nuclear-focused modules to existing trainings; the incorporation of radiation contamination measures into everyday practice; and providing just-in-time training at the time of an event.
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