Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives
When: Monday, Mar 13, 2023 - Friday, Mar 17, 2023, 8:00PM - 5:00PM

Iowa State Memorial Union

2229 Lincoln Way

Ames, IA

Course Description: This course addresses the consequences of incidents involving radioactive materials, with emphasis placed on incidents at commercial nuclear power plants. The course focuses on the technical concepts involved in formulating protective action recommendations, including atmospheric dispersion models, dose projection methods, use of protective action guides, analysis of field team data, and calculation of derived intervention levels. Participants engage in problem-solving sessions and a tabletop exercise.

Additional Info: 1) Class is limited to 20 participants. 2) Parking information and additional course information will be sent prior to the training. 3) All travel and meals will be on your own-adequate time will be given for lunch Facility questions contact: Soott Wendt,, 515-294-3314 Please follow the current CDC guidelines, and if you feel ill, have a temperature, or have a sore throat, stay home.


Course Contact: Larry  Broockerd      202-674-6452