Hospital Triage in the First 24 Hours after a Nuclear or Radiological Disaster
Berger, M.E., Leonard, R.B., and Ricks, R.C. (2010). Hospital Triage in the First 24 Hours after a Nuclear or Radiological Disaster. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
This article focuses on the needs of emergency physicians following a radiological or nuclear emergency. Guides for taking a focused history; performing a physical exam and laboratory tests; and managing the initial treatment and disposition of victims of acute radiation syndrome and combined injury are provided.