Medical Countermeasures for Children in Radiation and Nuclear Disasters Current Capabilities and Key Gaps
Gardner, A.H., Dziuban, E.J., Griese, S., et al. (2018). Medical Countermeasures for Children in Radiation and Nuclear Disasters: Current Capabilities and Key Gaps. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.
The authors conducted a literature review and gap analysis related to pediatric medical countermeasures. They identified 15 gaps in information needed to support the safe and successful use of MCMs in children during radiation emergencies, and prioritized them based upon the potential to decrease morbidity and mortality, improve clinical management, strengthen caregiver education, and increase the relevant evidence base.