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AABB American Association of Blood Banks
ABA American Burn Association
ABC Airway, breathing, circulation
ABLS Advanced Burn Life Support
ACS American College of Surgeons
AFRRI Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
ALARA As Low As Reasonably Achievable
ALI Allowable levels of intake / Annual limits of intake
AMAD Activity median aerodynamic diameter
ANC Absolute Neutrophil Count
APF Assigned Protection Factor
APR Air-purifying respirator
ARC American Red Cross
ARDS Acute respiratory distress syndrome
ARS Acute Radiation Syndrome
ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASH American Society of Hematology
ASPR Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BAT Biodosimetry Assessment Tool
BCSH British Committee for Standards in Haematology
BEIR Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
BLE Bilateral lower extremities
CBC Complete blood count
CBRN chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear
CCI Corrected count increment
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEDE Committed effective dose equivalent
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CMP Comprehensive metabolic panel
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CPM Counts per minute
CRCPD Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc.
CRI Cutaneous Radiation Injury
CRS Cutaneous Radiation Syndrome
CTIF Comité Technique International de Prévention et d´Extinction du Feu
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DIL Derived Intervention Level
DMORT Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOT Department of Transportation
DTPA Diethylenetriamene pentaacetate
DVA Department of Veterans Affairs
DVT Deep venous thrombosis
Dx Diagnosis
EC Electron capture
ED Emergency department
EDTA Ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid
ELF Extremely low frequency
EM Emergency management / Emergency medicine
EMP Electromagnetic pulse
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERG Emergency Response Guidebook
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FISH Fluorescent in situ hybridization
FRMAC Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center
GI Gastrointestinal
GM Geiger-Mueller
Gy gray
HAZMAT Hazardous materials
HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HICS Hospital Incident Command System
HPA Health Protection Agency, renamed Public Health England in 2013
HPS Health Physics Society
HLA Human leukocyte antigens
HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank
HSEEP Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
HSV-1 Herpes simplex virus type 1
HSV-2 Herpes simplex virus type 2
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICRP International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICS Incident Command System
ILO International Labor Office
IMAAC Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center
IND Improvised nuclear device
IOM Institute of Medicine
IR Infrared
IT Isomeric transition
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
KI Potassium iodide
kT Kilotons
LD50 Lethal dose in 50% of the population
LD50/30 Lethal dose in 50% of the population at 30 days
ListServ List service
LSA Low specific activity
MCI Mass casualty incidents
MCL Maximum Contamination Level
MOPP Mission Oriented Protective Posture
MW Microwave
NAC N-acetyl-cysteine
NACCHO National Association of County & City Health Officials
NACCT National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism
NARR National Alliance for Radiation Readiness
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBC Nuclear, biological, and chemical
NCEH National Center for Environmental Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIMS National Incident Management System
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NKDA No known drug allergies
NLM National Library of Medicine
NMDP National Marrow Donor Program
NPS National Pharmaceutical Stockpile
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRP National Response Plan
OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OPEO Office of Planning and Emergency Operations
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration
PAG Protective Action Guides
PAHO Pan American Health Organization
PAPR Powered air-purifying respirator
PCC Premature chromosome condensation
PDF Portable document format
PIP Peak inspiratory pressure
PPE Personal protective equipment
PRTM Practical Radiation Technical Manual (International Atomic Energy Agency)
PTH Parathyroid hormone
PT-GVHD Post-transfusion graft-versus-host disease
RAP Radiological Assistance Program
RBE Relative biologic effectiveness
RC Response Category
RDD Radiological dispersal device
REAC/TS Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
RED Radiological exposure device
REMM Radiation Emergency Medical Management
REP Radiological Emergency Preparedness
RERF Radiation Effects Research Foundation
RF Radio frequency
RITN Radiation Injury Treatment Network
RSO Radiation safety officer
Rx Treatment
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAR Supplied air respirator
SCBA Self-contained breathing apparatus
SCD Sequential compression devices
SF Spontaneous fission
SI Système International d´Unités (International System of Units)
SNS Strategic National Stockpile
SRD Self-reading dosimeter
SIS Specialized Information Services
START Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment
Sv Sievert
TARU Technical Advisory Response Unit
TBSA Total body surface area
TEDE Total effective dose equivalent
TSH Thyroid stimulating hormone
UNSCEAR United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
USACHPPM U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
UV Ultraviolet
VZV Varicella zoster virus
WCO World Customs Organization
WHO World Health Organization

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