NARR and RITN are holding a two-day meeting to review the distillation of existing guidance on the movement, distribution and administration of cytokines immediately following the detonation of an improvised nuclear device in the United States. The NARR was charged by the CDC to document how to distribute cytokines over the last mile; from where the SNS delivers the medications to the hands of the caregivers who will administer the potentially lifesaving pharmaceuticals. The RITN in response to feedback from the medical response community created a simple algorithm for those who will be charged with determining who will receive a dose of cytokines in a limited resource setting.
The NARR will present its cytokine distribution framework for comment prior to release.
The RITN will present its cytokine triage guidelines for comment prior to release.
At the end of this workshop the NARR and RITN will have feedback for modifications to the final draft document to be considered for incorporation prior to publication of both guidelines.
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