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Region 8 - Medical Response to an Improvised Nuclear Device Workshop

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - Oak Brook

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Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Region 8 Health Care Coalition - Medical Response to an Improvised Nuclear Device Workshop

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The Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) and Illinois EMS Region 8 Health Care Coalition are hosting a workshop that focuses on medical response to an improvised nuclear device.

The purpose of this workshop is to examine capabilities and identify strategies for Radiological Triage, Transport, and Treatment (RTR) in areas surrounding an urban area that experiences a detonation of an improvised nuclear device (IND). The intended outcome is to increase awareness of how to apply the RTR concepts in Region 8 along with neighboring EMS Regions and to identify gaps for enhancements to the current RTR concepts.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Identify needs for alternate care in areas within close proximity (i.e. not within the fallout zone and outside of the physical damage areas) of the IND detonation.

2. Identify needs for laboratory testing (e.g. rapid dosimetry, CBCs) to determine early treatment needs.

3. Determine sources for making baseline dose estimates (e.g. through geo-epi, lab testing, etc.).

4. Identify a process for identifying and differentiating medical evacuees with traumatic injuries as well as radiation-only injuries.

5. Address high demand/short supply resources (e.g. clinicians, lab testing, medical countermeasures, equipment, etc.) that need to be considered in austere environments leading to crisis standards of care.

Hospitals are encouraged to include representation from emergency management, the emergency department, public information/media affairs, radiation safety, bone marrow transplant, hematology and oncology, and laboratory.

Emergency Management, Public Health, and Emergency Medical Services Agencies will also be invited.

For more information on the Radiation Injury Treatment Network please visit www.ritn.net.

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