Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation; Ten Seconds that Shook the World, Pre-hospital Response to Radiation Accidents, Hospital Emergency Department Response to Radiation Accidents

Bethesda, MD: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, c1998. Presumed First Edition, First issue thus. VHS Tape. 1 VHS/Videotape Cassette with Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) logo This VHS is not a numbered course lecture and appears to be supplementary material. It has the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFFRI) logo and the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) logo. "Ten Seconds" was a factual and chronological account of the events preceding the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. Originally produced as a television special and motion picture in 1963. {may be only an excerpt]. A nuclear and radiation accident is defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency as "an event that has led to significant consequences to people, the environment or the facility." The U.S. military has established a system for mission-specific risk-based dose limits that includes life-saving activities. Patients with medical or traumatic injury who also have whole-body or significant partial-body irradiation (combined injury) have a worse prognosis and will require a higher triage priority. Snapshot of state of knowledge circa 1999. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) designated the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (Videotape) course for 9.5 credit hours in Category 1 toward the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. From the USUHS website: The Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) Course is post- graduate level instruction concerning the biomedical consequences of radiation exposure, how the effects can be reduced, and how to medically manage casualties. The training includes nuclear incidents that can occur on or off the battlefield and that go beyond nuclear weapons events. It covers thoroughly the key subjects: health physics, biological effects of radiation, medical/health effects, and psychological effects. Triage should be conducted based on traditional surgical and medical considerations. Radiation injuries in the absence of trauma are covered in the “Acute Radiation Syndrome”. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Medical Effects, Military Medicine, Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Weapons, Contamination, Human Radiation Exposure, Military Education, Radiation Accidents, Hospital Emergency Response

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