Nationwide Response Issues After an Improvised Nuclear Device Attack Medical and Public Health Considerations for Neighboring Jurisdictions Workshop
Institute of Medicine. (2013). Nationwide Response Issues After an Improvised Nuclear Device Attack: Medical and Public Health Considerations for Neighboring Jurisdictions: Workshop Summary, Chapter 9: Roles of Regional Healthcare Coalitions in Planning and Response. National Academies Press.
This report summarizes the presentations from a 2013 workshop held by the Institute of Medicine and the National Association of County and City Health Officials focused on response requirements faced by public health and healthcare systems in response to an improvised nuclear device (IND) detonation. Chapter 9 specifically discusses the roles and work of healthcare coalitions to advance regional planning for IND incidents. The specific challenges of patient forward movement unique to a nuclear event are discussed.