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An Aveshka expert’s recent publication: Lessons from Fukushima: Potassium Iodide After a Nuclear Disaster

February 23, 2021

Aveshka takes pride in its team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Our SMEs have decades of first-hand experience and invaluable knowledge in their fields. Their expertise informs integral research, directs strategy and operations, and develops critical policies that protect and strengthen our nation.

Aveshka’s Christopher Eddy, Scientific Medical Editor and Writer, co-authored his latest publication, “Lessons from Fukushima: Potassium Iodide After a Nuclear Disaster.” The publication was recently peer reviewed and published in the American Journal of Nursing.

This publication regarding nuclear and radiological readiness is based upon lessons learned from the Fukishma Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster that took place 10 years ago on 11 March 2011. In concert with Aveshka’s “all-hazards approach”, Eddy calls for in-field practitioners and nurses, to be actively involved in Hazard Vulnerability Assessments and planning scenarios. In addition, Eddy outlines specific guidance to enhance disaster readiness and nursing actions as it relates to the distribution of Potassium Iodide after a radiation release.

ICYMI: Check out Eddy’s previous blog post on “An all-hazards approach to crisis within a pandemic: an emphasis on pathogen transmission pathways.”