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New Users: Where Do I Start?

If you are responding to an chemical emergency:

If you are a new user of CHEMM, you could:

  • Take a CHEMM Quick Tour (YouTube video - 5:38 min)
  • Learn the basics
  • Learn the kinds of chemical emergencies that could be mass casualty events
  • Learn how chemical events are discovered
  • Learn about chemical agents and their effects
  • Learn the management guidelines for acute patient care
  • Learn about CHEMM and its development
    • About This Site
      • The goals of CHEMM include to:
        • Enable first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals
        • Provide a comprehensive, user-friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible
      • CHEMM was produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Tactical Programs Division, Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, and many medical, emergency response, toxicology, and other types of experts.
      • As you begin to review CHEMM's content, please take time to read the disclaimers.

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