HHS Launches New Online Toolkit for Medical Responses to Radiation Emergencies

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 8, 2007

REMM (Radiation Event Medical Management – Guidance for Diagnosis and Treatment for Health Care Professionals) was produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Planning and Emergency Operations, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, with subject matter experts from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many U.S. and international consultants.”
Goals of the site:

  • “Provide guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear (rad/nuc) events
  • Provide just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise
  • Provide web-based information that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible.”
  • Reference Data Center includes links to the following resources:

  • Dictionary
  • Animations, Illustrations, Photos
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Abbreviations
  • Understanding Radiation
  • Sources of Radiological/Nuclear Information
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