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NMDP Radiation Injury Treatment Network

The Radiation Injury Treatment Network® comprises of medical centers with expertise in the management of bone marrow failure which are preparing to care for patients with Acute Radiation Syndrome following a mass casualty disaster.

RITN plans to accomplish this:

Before the disaster RITN hospitals develop treatment guidelines for managing hematologic toxicity among victims of radiation exposure and educate health care professionals about pertinent aspects of radiation exposure management through training and disaster exercises. 
During the disaster RITN hospitals provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment in an inpatient and outpatient setting for these victims; the RITN control cell helps to coordinate the response through sharing critical information about the disaster between DHHS-ASPR and RITN hospitals.
After the disaster RITN hospitals collect patient treatment data for retrospective research through the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplantation Research.

RITN is led by the US National Marrow Donor Program and American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation; made possible through a grant funded by the US Navy Office of Naval Research.

 HC Standard for RITN

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Recently added to website:

  • National Alliance for Radiation Readiness Radiation Training Modules for Public Health (LINK)
  • 2015 National EPZ Training Review (NACCHO) - About tab (LINK)
  • 2016 National Radiation Preparedness Awareness and Activities (NACCHO/ASTHO) - About tab (LINK)
  • 2016 and 2018 NIAID-RITN Workshop agendas - Meetings tab (LINK)
  • 2018 Year in Review in Meetings tab (LINK)
  • Information on 2019 RITN Workshop - Under 'News' above and on the Meetings tab (LINK)
  • Planning Guidance section of the RITN Resources page: Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information (TRACIE) radiation/nuclear topic area (LINK) *Note that that this is only 1% of the materials that are available on TRACIE. 
  • Training page: Initial Care of Patients with Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) training module (LINK
  • NACCHO/RITN Gap Analysis: Understanding the Shortfalls within Radiation Preparedness - click HERE
  • Nuclear Power Plant FAQ - click HERE

2021 Events and Information

  • Educational Webinar - 2nd in series
    • June 23rd, 1:00-2:00pm Eastern
    • Dr. C. Norman Coleman "Black Swan Incidents Happen:
      The Power of Preparedness & Partnership for the Fukushima March 2011 Response"
    • Registration required:
      • Click HERE
      • Deadline: June 22, 4pm Eastern
  • Educational Webinar - 3rd in series
    • Date: (tentative) July 28, 1:00-2:00pm Eastern
    • Topic and speaker announced in June 
  • Next FY2021 WebEx meeting: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 (2pm CT)
    *NOTE: All details to be sent to RITN as applicable and as they become available.
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