This CDC Radiological Terrorism Clinician Pocket Guide helps doctors identify and treat casualties of radiological terrorism.
This isn’t the flu or a broken bone that doctors are used to seeing, so having a quick reference is important in ensuring quality care.
The doctor is not going to sit and read off this guide as he sits with you, but a quick once over in his office can refresh a memory and help the doctor recall lectures from medical school.
I was lucky to attend a DOE course at Oak Ridge National Laboratories on pre-hospital care and transport and got to learn the specifics of radiological safety for paramedics and ambulance crews.
It was a great course and I still recall most of the material but I’d like a quick glance over my notes before packaging a bunch off contaminated patients and throwing them in the car with me. That is the idea behind this pocket guide.Clinician Pocket Guide