Improving Hospital Preparedness for Radiological Terrorism Perspectives From Emergency Department Physicians and Nurses
Becker, S. and Middleton, S. (2008). Improving Hospital Preparedness for Radiological Terrorism: Perspectives From Emergency Department Physicians and Nurses. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2(3):174-184.
This article describes results from a series of focus groups conducted among 77 emergency department physicians and nurses to obtain their concerns and perceptions on radiation emergencies, and their feedback on response guidelines. The findings may assist hospitals with response planning and with identifying staff education and training needs.