• Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors

Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors

In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the JRCS has Japanese Red Cross hospitals that have responded to the atomic-bomb survivors and provided them with health management, disease diagnosis and treatment. 13 Japanese Red Cross hospitals located mainly in prefectures with nuclear power plants are designated/registered as radiation emergency hospitals (as of December 2017).

JRCS Chapter Hospital Designated/Registered as:
Hokkaido Date Red Cross Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Aomori Hachinohe JRC Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Miyagi Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Fukushima Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Ibaraki Japanese Red Cross Mito Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Fukui Fukui Red Cross Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Shiga Japanese Red Cross Otsu Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Shiga Japanese Red Cross Nagahama Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Kyoto Japanese Red Cross Maizuru Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Tottori Japanese Red Cross Tottori Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Shimane Matsue Red Cross Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Hiroshima Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital Nuclear/Radiation Effects Countermeasure Research Institute
Ehime Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Saga Japanese Red Cross Karatsu Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Nagasaki Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital Nuclear/Radiation Effects Countermeasure Research Institute
JRCS Chapter Hospital Designated/Registered as:
Hokkaido Date Red Cross Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Aomori Hachinohe JRC Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Miyagi Japanese Red Cross Ishinomaki Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Fukushima Japanese Red Cross Fukushima Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Ibaraki Japanese Red Cross Mito Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Fukui Fukui Red Cross Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Shiga Japanese Red Cross Otsu Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Shiga Japanese Red Cross Nagahama Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Kyoto Japanese Red Cross Maizuru Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Tottori Japanese Red Cross Tottori Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Shimane Matsue Red Cross Hospital Collaborating Organization for Nuclear Disaster Medical Response
Hiroshima Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital Nuclear/Radiation Effects Countermeasure Research Institute
Ehime Matsuyama Red Cross Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Saga Japanese Red Cross Karatsu Hospital Nuclear Disaster Core Hospital
Nagasaki Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital Nuclear/Radiation Effects Countermeasure Research Institute
Table: Japanese Red Cross hospitals designated as radiation emergency hospitals, etc.
Table: Japanese Red Cross hospitals designated as radiation emergency hospitals, etc.

In August 2014, the JRCS gathered relevant personnel from these Japanese Red Cross (JRC) hospitals and held a “Meeting for Medical Personnel of Japanese Red Cross Radiation Emergency Hospitals.” This was the first time that the JRCS organized this kind of meeting. During this meeting, the attendees discussed the role of the radiation emergency hospitals in the event of a nuclear disaster, how they should cooperate and a curriculum of a “Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session” which was scheduled to start to be given to JRCS relief team members.

Following the discussion at the meeting, some physicians and radiological technologists of these JRC hospitals were appointed as JRCS radiation emergency medical care advisors (REMC advisors). After this appointment was made, this meeting was developed into a “Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors,” which has then been held several times.

The meeting is aimed at developing radiation experts and exchanging information among the meeting members. Furthermore, the members discuss challenges that were raised during the process of developing the “Nuclear Disaster Guidelines for Preparedness, Response and Recovery” to improve the JRCS’s nuclear disaster preparedness. As the Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session has been held since FY 2014, the following matters are also discussed at the meeting: how the training session should be; the curriculum; and the training materials, etc. The meeting gives advice or dispatches instructors to the training session as well.

For more on the meetings held, please click on the following links:

FY 2015 JRCS First Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors
FY 2015 JRCS Second Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors
FY 2016 JRCS First Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors
FY 2016 JRCS Second Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors
FY 2017 JRCS First Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors
FY 2017 JRCS Second Meeting of Radiation Emergency Medical Care Advisors

Related webpages:
Nuclear Disaster Guidelines
Preparedness for Nuclear Disasters
Nuclear Disaster Response Basic Training Session