Bushberg, J.T., Kroger, L.A., Hartman, M.B., et al. (2007). Nuclear/Radiological Terrorism: Emergency Department Management of Radiation Casualties. (Abstract only.) Journal of Emergency Medicine. 32(1):71-85.
The authors discuss the importance of educating emergency department staff on risks from radiation to prepare them to care for casualties of radiological and nuclear emergencies. They also emphasize the need to have plans in place to manage the anticipated large influx of potentially contaminated individuals to the emergency department, regardless of whether or not they are actually injured.