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TMT Handbook

Handbook for the management of the public in the event of a malevolent use of ionising radiation


TMT: triage, monitoring & treatment

SCK CEN has compiled a practicable handbook for the effective and timely triage, monitoring and treatment of people exposed to radiation following a malevolent act. 

The handbook is used in European, national emergency plans. End users of the Handbook are Emergency Response Organisations with specific functions to plan, co-ordinate and execute the national, regional and/or local public health and medical response for actual, or potential events of malevolent use of radiation.

The handbook was produced in cooperation with 6 European partners:

EditorsCarlos Rojas-Palma, Astrid Liland, Ane Næss Jerstad, George Etherington, Maria del Rosario Pérez, Tua Rahola, Karen Smith

PublisherNorwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) [2009]
ISBN (printed version Lobo Media AS, Norway): 978-82-90362-27-5
ISBN (pdf version): 978-82-90362-28-2

The project (2009) is partly funded by The European Commission under the 6th EURATOM Framework Programme, nuclear fission.

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  • This publication contains the collective views of an international group of experts and does not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy by member organisations of the consortium. Whilst reasonable steps have been taken to ensure that the information contained within this Handbook is correct, you should be aware that the information contained within it may be incomplete, inaccurate or may have become out of date.

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