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Proposed “Exposure And Symptom Triage” (EAST) Tool to Assess Radiation Exposure After a Nuclear Detonation

Hick, J., Bader, J., Coleman, N., et al. (2017). Proposed “Exposure And Symptom Triage” (EAST) Tool to Assess Radiation Exposure After a Nuclear Detonation. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-10.

The authors share results from the work of an interdisciplinary working group composed of federal, state, and local public health experts who developed the Exposure And Symptom Triage (EAST) tool. This tool combines estimates of exposure from maps with clinical assessments and single lymphocyte counts (if available) to help emergency healthcare providers triage patients (at assembly centers and fallout zones) after a nuclear incident.
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