Article Out Loud - Radiation Emergency Medical Challenges and a Global Pandemic

by RON CAIN, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.

It seems that every day over the past two years there are plenty of news stories covering the strain hospitals are facing in staffing shortages and the impacts from a global pandemic. Emergency medical services (EMS) are also dealing with their own similar issues across the nation. Many of these critical facilities and services are located in the proximity of nuclear power plants in which previous agreements were established to provide treatment, patient transportation, radiation monitoring, and decontamination in the event of a patient-generating event within a nuclear power plant’s emergency planning zones. 

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson