The monitoring, usually by local or state health departments, of pt. presenting to emergency departments and alternative care facilities, the recording of EMS call volume, and the use of over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
Existing facilties that are established in a time of need for the mass distribution of antibiotics, vaccinations, and other medications and supplies.
Points of Distribution (PODS)
Energy that is emitted in the form of rays or particles.
A material the emits radiation.
A natural process in which a material that is unstable attempts to stabilize itself by changing its structure.
A type of energy that is emitted from a strong radiologic source; it is the least harmful penetrating type of radiation and cannot travel fast or through most objects.
A type of energy that is emitted from a strong radiologic source; is slightly more penetrating than alpha and requires a layer of clothing to stop it.
A type of energy that is emitted from a strong radiologic source that is far faster and stronger than alpha and beta rays. These rays easily penetrate through the human body and require lead or several inches of concrete to prevent penetration.
A type of energy that is emitted from a strong radiologic source; neutron particles are among the most powerful forms of radiation. Neutrons easily penetrate through lead and require several feet of concrete to stop them.
Any container that is designed to disperse radioactive material.
Radiologic Dispersal Device (RDD)
Small suitcase-sized nuclear weapons that were designed to destory individual targets, such as important buildings, bridges, tunnels, and large ships.
Special Atomic Demolition Munitions (SADM)
Injury due solely to the direct effects of the pressure wave on the body from an explosion.
Primary Blast Injury
Penetrating or nonpenetrating injury that results from being struck by flying debris an explosion.
Secondary Blast Injury
Injury that results from whole body displacement and subsequent traumatic impact with environmental objects.
Tertiary Blast Injury
What is the organ that is most sensitive to blast injuries?