Review of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Terminology in Technical Guide 316 (TG 316) and Allied Medical Publication 8(C) (AMedP-8(C))
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The implementation of Allied Medical Publication 8C NATO Planning Guide for the Estimation of CBRN Casualties AMedP-8C within the United States requires coordination and alignment with related guidance and doctrine within the Department of Defense DOD. The Institute for Defense Analyses IDA was asked by the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General OTSG to compare the terminology used in AMedP-8C and Technical Guide 316 Microbial Risk Assessment for Aerosolized Microorganisms TG 316 for consistency. AMedP-8C is a North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO standardization agreement STANAG that provides a methodology for estimating medical casualties at varying severity levels as a result of a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear CBRN attack. Both methodologies can support medical and operational planning. The casualty estimates obtained through implementation of the AMedP-8C methodology can be used by several communities to aid in their planning efforts. The Biological Military Exposure Guidelines BMEG derived in TG 316 can be used by military health risk assessors, medical planners, operational planners, and defense system developers to characterize the health hazards and operational risks associated with exposure to bioaerosols. Although both methodologies ultimately aid in medical and operational planning, the two approaches may, in certain cases, result in different outcomes.
- Weapons Effects (Biological)
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare