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Medical Recording Tools for Biodosimetry in Radiation Incidents   [open pdf - 2MB]

"NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2474, entitled 'Determination and Recording of Ionizing Radiation Exposure For Medical Purposes,' calls for thorough medical recording in radiation exposure incidents. There are also U.S. Specific Military Requirements (SMR) to 'Identify or develop and validate viable low-cost field biodosimetry' (FY01/02), on converting the 'Biological Assessment Tool' (BAT) to a handheld computer device (FY03/04), and 'Field Radiological Biodosimetry' (FY05/06). BAT output has been accepted as a requirement for the Theater Functional Working Group Integrated Process Team (TFWG IPT) for incorporation into deployment medical database, and has been used in radiological exercises. To meet all these requirements, the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) has prepared a CD-ROM package entitled 'Radiation Biological Dosimetry Tools for Emergency Responders.' This collection includes three subsets of medical assistance tools: 1. Casualty Management Guidance includes the 'Terrorism with Ionizing Radiation Guidance Pocket Guide' and the 'Medical Management of Radiological Casualties Handbook,' both of which were previously available in hard copy and can now be downloaded as PDF (portable document format) files from the CD-ROM. 2. Medical Data Forms include AFRRI adaptations and expansions of previous military forms to include applicability to civilians and youth. The 'AFRRI Adult/Pediatric Field Medical Record' was adapted from the U.S. Army's Field Medical Card."

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2005
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Public Domain
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
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