Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication (REP0812)

Venue: Harvard School of Public Health, FXB Building

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 20, 2012 End Date/Time: Aug 24, 2012
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This program brings together leaders in the field of emergency preparedness and planning to explore the basic principles for creating a comprehensive radiation emergency plan. Drawing from years of direct experience, faculty members will divulge lessons learned in preparing for, responding to, and communicating about radiation emergencies.

Examine the requirements and criteria for creating a radiation emergency plan, and develop the skills necessary to both 1) effectively communicate with the media and public during crisis situations, and 2) medically manage casualties of a radiation emergency.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the basic principles and requirements for a comprehensive radiation emergency plan

  • Comply with changes in roles and responsibilities in support of the Homeland Security effort

  • Employ a decision-making matrix to assist in state and local reaction plans for a radiological emergency

  • Incorporate lessons learned regarding communications into your emergency response plan

  • Understand the need for, and application of, protective action guides in emergency planning

  • Medically manage the casualties of a radiological incident without significant increase in risk to first responder and first receiver staff