Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient

This training video and user guide was designed to supplement the MERRTT program and has been produced as a cooperative effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the DOE Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program. This training video will demonstrate generic medical practices on how to properly handle and manage patients contaminated with radioactive material. The techniques demonstrated in this video are generic in nature and are in no way intended to replace your local response procedures. Understanding these techniques will help you, as a responder, function with confidence during incidents that involve radioactive material. Video length is approximately 12 minutes. A copy of this video may be obtained, free of charge, by calling FEMA at (800) 480-2520 and requesting item number 9-0592: "Pre-hospital Practices for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient."

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