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Health Phys. 2018 Feb;114(2):165-172. doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000000759.

Guidance, Training and Exercises for Responding to an Improvised Nuclear Device: First Receivers, Public Health.


All large-scale emergencies and disaster incidents, including the detonation of an improvised nuclear device (IND), have life and death medical consequences. Responders must have realistic plans to save lives and reduce physical and psychological morbidity. Fifteen years after 9/11, considerable progress toward developing and implementing such plans has been made, but gaps in the management of response to an IND loom large. Another paper in this series reviewed gaps for first responders; this paper reviews gaps for first receivers and public health. Closing gaps requires the implementation of complex systems including.

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