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Medical capacity required to provide medical support and care to the population in a radiological and nuclear emergency

Recommendation by the German Commission on Radiological Protection


Adopted at the 287th meeting of the German Commission on Radiological Protection on 23/24 March 2017

Abstract

Due to the provisions for emergency exposure situations stipulated in Directive 2013/59/Euratom (Euratom 2014) and the SSK recommendations based on experiences gained after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety requested that the SSK:

  • review existing literature and current strategies for medical emergency protection measures with regard to their relevance and plausibility,
  • estimate the medical capacity required to tackle all events and scenarios contained in the current catalogue of events and scenarios,
  • draw up proposals for the BMUB on the appropriate and correct implementation to reach required medical capacity and
  • determine the extent to which research is required in this regard.

This recommendation supplements the SSK recommendation on emergency centres (SSK 2014) and extends it to include the capacities required for an integrated advisory and care concept taking non-nuclear accidents into account.

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Beratungsgremium SSK

Die Strahlenschutzkommission (SSK) ist ein Beratungsgremium des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU) und berät dieses ...

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